Dealing with Acne
posted: Sep. 01, 2022.
Acne is a very common skin condition that many people struggle with at some point in their life. Acne can occur as whiteheads or pustules and can impact your self-esteem and make you feel like you constantly need to cover up your skin. There are ways to deal with acne and clear up your skin to regain your confidence again. Dr. Damon McClain and Dr. Susannah Berke at Three Rivers Dermatology in Coraopolis, PA, and serving Pittsburgh, PA, can explain how to deal with acne and start loving your skin again.
Dealing with Acne
Acne usually occurs because of blockages in the pores. Acne can occur anywhere on the body, but often shows up on the face, back, arms, and chest. It’s extremely important to never pick or squeeze lesions because it could lead to scarring down the road.
When it comes to treating acne with your dermatologist, there’s no one form of treatment that works for everyone. You may need to try several treatments and combine certain treatments. Your dermatologist will examine your skin and figure out the best combination of treatments for the results that you’re looking for.
Common forms of treatment include:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Oral and topical antibiotics
- Oral hormonal therapies
Each treatment targets a specific type of acne. The treatment you use will depend on how severe your acne is and what kind of acne you’re dealing with. Your dermatologist may also help you develop a skincare routine that can address your skin’s specific needs to reduce the amount of acne you deal with.
Contact Your Dermatologist Today
Don’t let acne control your life. Contact Dr. Damon McClain and Dr. Susannah Berke at Three Rivers Dermatology in Coraopolis, PA, and serving Pittsburgh, PA, to learn more about dealing with and treating acne. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (412) 262-4911.