If you are battling acne in Clarence, NY, it’s probably time to take your fight to the next level. That means getting in touch with a qualified, caring dermatologist such as Dr. Anthony Dee at the Dermatologic Center for Excellence.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and sebaceous material. When this happens, it can manifest in all those ugly black heads and white heads you don’t like to see. While acne is not physically dangerous, it is annoying and can be persistent and sometimes painful. Severe acne can cause scarring to the skin. Worse, it can erode your self-esteem.
Acne is typically associated with the teenage adolescent years, however, it can happen to anyone at any age. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by greasy foods, cosmetic use or dirty skin – in fact, the temptation to scrub your skin can be strong, but in fact can aggravate your acne.
Another major temptation is to scratch, pop or otherwise physically manipulate those pimples. However, a dermatologist will recommend that you not do that, as such treatment can infect and inflame your acne.
So what can you do?
If you have tried some of the over the counter medications and ointments but they don’t seem to be having much effect, your Clarence dermatologist may prescribe something stronger, such as topical antibiotics, a combination of topical and oral antibiotics or in some cases for women oral contraceptives.
Other therapies your dermatologist might consider are light therapy, chemical peel, extraction or in some cases steroids. The type of treatment options your dermatologist might suggest are going to be dependent on your particular case.
If you are seeking the services of a qualified dermatologist, consider contacting Dr. Dee with the Dermatologic Center for Excellence. For more information call 716-636-DERM (3376).