Acne appears when oil and dead skin cells clog your hair follicles. Bacteria and oil production also play a role. While acne is most common in teenagers, it can appear anytime in your life. Factors that may trigger or worsen acne include:
Sometimes over-the-counter acne remedies sufficiently minimize symptoms. If your acne is severe or long-lasting, Dr. Stoll can help you better control your symptoms and prevent or minimize related skin damage and scarring.
It’s usually best to apply topical acne treatments to clean, dry skin shortly after washing. Some of the more common options include:
Some of the latest in-clinic treatment options for acne include:
While not all dermatologists treat acne in children, Dr. Stoll treats people of all ages. Treatment is fairly similar regardless of age, although children’s skin may be more sensitive and react to dairy products more than adult skin. Adults may have more challenges related to dryness and scarring, particularly if they have a lengthy history of acne symptoms. For everyone, maintaining a regular cleansing practice and an appropriate treatment regimen are key.
*Individual results may vary.
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