You would assume that we would all stop getting acne once we leave our teenage years behind us, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. Acne is an incredibly common skin condition, which impacts the majority of people at some point in their lives. Not only does it cause spots, but skin can become incredibly oily and it can sometimes be painful to touch.

If you are experiencing acne, the best thing to do is book a consultation with a dermatologist at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona as soon as possible.

Why do you need a dermatologist, though? Well, read on to find out more.

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Dermatologists are Acne Experts

A dermatologist will have received extensive training in skin conditions, being able to identify and treat over 3,000 conditions.

Dermatologists are specialist doctors who can manage, treat, and investigate skin conditions, and so they will be able to determine what is causing your acne and the best treatment path to go down.

A lot of the products available in stores today can end up making acne worse, which is why seeing a dermatologist is essential so you can get the right treatment for you.

Acne Treatments Dermatologist Recommend

There are many different types of acne treatments available today, and this is why it is so critical to see a dermatologist, as they will have the experience and knowledge to determine the best treatment for you.

For mild acne, topical treatments are normally prescribed. Examples include benzoyl peroxide, vitamin A cream, and retinoid. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed to use alongside these topical treatments.

If you are suffering from severe acne, Accutane or isotretinoin may be prescribed. This is a type of medication that is only used for severe scarring and cystic acne.

There are other procedures that do not involve taking medication as well, such as BLU-U Light Therapy. This treatment will kill the bacteria that causes acne to clear the skin. Your glands bacteria and oil are targeted with the fluorescent blue light in an attempt to stop the bacteria that cause acne. This is because blue light is toxic to bacteria. This is a quick, painless, safe, and highly effective method. 

At Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona, we will be able to determine the best treatment for your specific needs.

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Am I a Candidate for Dermatologist Acne Treatments?

If you are suffering from acne, irrespective of whether it is mild or severe, we will be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so that you can remember what it is like to have clear skin and bags full of confidence again.

During your consultation, we will assess your skin thoroughly to determine the best course of treatment. We will ensure you are aware of all options and have realistic expectations before you decide how to proceed.

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Take the Next Step

If you are ready to learn more about your skin, it is time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. The 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.