While active acne is a skin inflammation condition primarily associated with teenagers, it actually affects over 80% of the adult population. Here at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona, we offer a wide range of procedures to help overcome your skin concerns.

Acne treatment Sierra Vista

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Active Acne Treatments

Active acne can be attributed to a range of underlying issues. It is ultimately a bacterial inflammation that can be caused by hormones, over-productive sebaceous glands, blocked pores, or trapped dirt and debris. Dr. Weyer and the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona team pride themselves on finding personalized solutions. The three options below are the most effective active acne treatments available.

Topical Treatments 

Antibiotics including retinoids, vitamin A cream, and benzoyl peroxide may be used to combat mild to moderate acne. This type of treatment is particularly useful for treating breakouts that cover large surface areas while your dermatologist may also suggest simultaneously using oral treatments to manage moderate to severe acne. 

Topicals are added directly to the skin, often relieving discomfort with almost immediate results while visible improvements can be seen in a matter of days. They are suited to acne on the forehead, cheeks, neck, and other body parts.


Additionally known as isotretinoin, Accutane is the only solution that is designed to treat severe cystic (nodular acne) and scarring acne. The retinoic acid is usually administered orally via capsules and works by reducing the production rate of sebum oil. 

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona can prescribe Accutane capsules for treating severe acne, and may additionally use hormonal control chemicals, such as spironolactone. Dosages will be calculated depending on your weight, severity of acne, and response to the treatment. For the best results, the capsules should be taken daily for several weeks. Your dermatologist will tailor the treatment to your needs.

BLU-U Light Therapy, Accutane & Acne Consultations Available

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BLU-U Light Therapy

Blu-U light therapy is used to treat various skin conditions. In relation to active acne, the fluorescent light targets the bacteria that has caused the inflammation. This covers the glands and oil production, providing a safe and effective solution that delivers rapid response. The treatment can also help with scarring and sunspots.

The fluorescent light works as a toxin to the bacteria, which subsequently reduces sebaceous hyperplasia to improve the skin texture. The benefits can help you completely overcome a flare-up while the treatment is also usual for a range of other skin conditions.

Am I a Candidate for Acne Treatments? 

Everyone experiences a few pimples from time to time. However, regular and visible breakouts, particularly in key areas such as the foreheads and cheeks can cause a lot of distress. If you experience active acne for any reason, you may find that Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona acne treatments are ideal.

This can be used to treat;

  • Whiteheads.
  • Blackheads.
  • Acne scarring.
  • Pimples.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Bacteria.
  • Skin irritation.

When the right treatment is selected, the benefits include improved appearances, self-confidence, and general wellbeing.

“The office staff is friendly & efficient. I’ve mostly dealt with Chris (front office) who has a friendly upbeat personality and goes above & beyond for the patients.
Dr. Moenster is also very upbeat in addition to being a skillful & caring doctor.
I highly recommend this medical practice.”*


Take the Next Step

If you are ready to learn more about acne treatments, then it is time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. Dr. Christopher Weyer and his team at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to meet with you and help you begin your journey. Fill out the form on this page or call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to meeting you soon.