When Acne Needs a Doctor’s Care
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions to affect teens. In many cases, breakouts can continue well into adulthood. The appearance of pimples and blackheads can be extremely frustrating at any age. Regardless of the perception that acne is a normal part of adolescence, there comes a time when a doctor’s care is needed to end the vicious cycle of breakouts.
When might that be?
If you or someone you love is struggling to gain control over frequent or recurrent breakouts, professional care should be sought. Acne poses a number of concerns, including:
- Every time there is an acne breakout on the skin, there is a risk of scarring. Scars may develop even if pimples are not picked or popped. Inflammatory acne can spread toxins into tissue beneath the skin, where discoloration develops.
- Breakouts can have a severe emotional effect on teens as well as adults. This is reason enough to obtain treatment right away. If you or someone close to you has lost confidence due to acne or is demonstrating symptoms of anxiety or depression related to the appearance of their skin, get help. Significant improvements can stem from successful acne treatment.
Ultimately, there doesn’t have to be a medical reason to see a dermatologist for acne treatment. If over-the-counter remedies are not working, we have solutions that will.
TheraClear Acne Treatment
Commercial acne treatments typically work by permeating the epidermis with ingredients that inhibit inflammation and oil production. This isn’t always sufficient. In our Manhattan office, we utilize TheraClear to treat blemishes quickly and comfortably. The FDA-approved treatment works by gently suctioning debris from pores while simultaneously sending pulses of light to destroy the bacteria that causes acne. Each treatment takes less than half an hour.
Patients who have undergone TheraClear treatment notice a reduction in pore size right away. Blackheads and blemishes improve within a few days. To achieve optimal results, a series of treatments may be scheduled over the course of several weeks. Because there is no pain or downtime associated with TheraClear, patients find this protocol quite easy.
Take the necessary steps to get rid of acne for good. Call your Manhattan dermatologist at 212.391.8600.
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