How to get rid of acne?
By Southeast Dermatology
November 03, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Acne is a skin problem that affects as many as 50 million Americans—mostly pre-teens, teenagers and young people. It has a significant effect on the appearance of the face, which is why patients are eager to get help from a dermatologist. The team at Southeast AcneDermatology in Pasadena and Houston, TX is happy to help patients with treatments that can help clear up their acne.

First, Understand What Causes Acne
Before you can take successful steps to clear up acne, it's important you understand what it is and how it forms. Acne is an inflammatory condition that commonly affects the skin on your face and neck. It causes unsightly pimples, blackheads and bumps to form on the face. It is caused by the overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands, which is often related to hormonal issues. The oil mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria in clogged pores, causing acne scars to develop.

Keep Your Face Clean
One of the simplest and probably most important steps to clearing up acne is keeping your face clean. You must wash your face twice daily with a cleansing solution suggested by your Pasadena and Houston, TX dermatologist. The less dirt and bacteria build up, the less chance of more acne sores forming. You should also avoid using cosmetic products on the skin that could cause more irritation. It’s also important to avoid popping your acne sores, as this can cause scarring.

Have It Treated by a Trusted Dermatologist
The best thing you can do for acne is visit a dermatologist at the first sign of a problem. Your doctor can prescribe a topical or oral antibiotic solution that will help eliminate the bacteria and give your sores a chance to heal. You will also learn basic daily care tips that will help you avoid developing acne again in the future, like eating better foods and proper skin washing techniques.

Schedule a Consultation
If you’re struggling with acne, it may be time to see a skin doctor about it. Call (281) 991-5944 today to consult with a dermatologist at Southeast Dermatology in Pasadena and Houston, TX.