Acne is a widespread skin condition affecting the oil glands on the face and upper body. While it’s commonly associated with puberty due to hormone fluctuations, it can persist into adulthood. Acne varies from minor pimples and zits to more severe nodules and boils that can lead to scarring. Our dermatology centers in Arcadia/Phoenix, Surprise, and Peoria offer a range of comprehensive treatment options to effectively address various forms of acne and help restore your skin’s health and vibrancy.
Whether you want to be aggressive or gentle with your treatment, our dermatologists are very experienced in treating all forms of acne and use the latest treatments to help you get back your healthy, normal skin.
Acne Treatment Options At All Dermatology
- Topical Treatments: Our dermatologists recommend a variety of topical treatments, including over-the-counter creams and gels containing ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids. Prescription-strength topicals are also available for more severe cases.
- Oral Medications: In cases of moderate to severe acne, oral medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills (for females), and hormonal therapies may be prescribed to help regulate hormones and reduce inflammation.
- Isotretinoin (Accutane): For severe, persistent acne that hasn’t responded well to other treatments, isotretinoin may be recommended. It’s a potent medication that addresses the root causes of acne and can provide long-term relief.
- Procedures: Our dermatology centers offer various in-office procedures to target stubborn acne. These include chemical peels, extraction of blackheads and whiteheads and more.
- Lifestyle and Skincare: Our dermatologists emphasize the importance of a personalized skincare routine and lifestyle adjustments to manage acne. This includes advice on proper cleansing, non-comedogenic makeup, and dietary considerations.
- Laser and Microneedling: Advanced treatments like laser therapy and microneedling can help address acne scars and improve overall skin texture, providing smoother and more even-toned skin.
Whether you’re seeking a gentle or aggressive approach, our experienced dermatologists will tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in acne treatment, ensuring that you receive the most effective and modern care for your skin.