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Posts for: March, 2015

By Southeast Dermatology
March 13, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

AcneOne of the most common skin ailments that affects both teens and adults alike is acne. Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena, TX specializes in helping patients with chronic acne and similar skin problems. Educate yourself on the cause of acne and common treatments so that you can take the appropriate steps to combat this common skin condition.
About Acne

If you ask the average teenager to write a list of their cosmetic concerns, acne is sure to top the list. Acne is a common skin condition that causes bumps, pimples and irritations to appear on the skin. The reason why people are so distressed at the appearance of acne is that it is not something that will go away after just a few hours or even just a few days. Sometimes acne persists for weeks, months or even years before going away. 
Cause of Acne

Many patients at Southeast Dermatology want to know what causes acne. The skin imperfections caused by acne come as a result of overproduction of oil in the skin (also called sebum) and bacteria that builds up over the course of a day. Anything from touching your skin too much to wearing too much low quality makeup can cause or perpetuate the effects of acne. Young people going through puberty are most prone to acne symptoms because their hormones are often out of control. Failing to properly wash and moisturize your skin every day can also cause acne to develop.
Modern Acne Treatments

Modern treatments are available to help patients better manage their acne symptoms. Here are a few options to discuss with your dermatologist:

  • Antibiotics (taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin)
  • Benzoyl peroxide applications
  • Hormonal therapy (helps to control the effects of hormones on the sebaceous glands)
  • Individual extraction of acne bumps

Get Acne Help from Southeast Dermatology

The choice is yours: continue to suffer from your acne symptoms and experiment with various over-the-counter treatments that aren't working well, or contact Southeast Dermatology to pinpoint and successfully treat the issue. Visit their website to learn more about acne treatment, or call 281-991-5944 to schedule an appointment today.