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Acne

Acne is a common condition that causes clogged pores, pimples and cysts on the skin of the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Although pre-teens and teenagers are often affected, adults can also suffer from acne.  Genetics, hormones, environmental factors, medications and skin care products can contribute to acne flares.  Dr. Alison Black and Brooke Smart, FNP focus on designing an individualized treatment plan for each patient, pre-teen, teen or adult, that improves the skin’s appearance and prevents breakouts.

Treatment methods for acne aim to reduce oil production, increase skin-cell turnover to prevent new blemishes from developing, and reduce inflammation.  Treatment may include a combination of cleansers to unclog pores, topical creams or gels, and prescription medications that can include antibiotics, oral contraceptives, and isotretinoin in resistant cases.  Las Colinas Dermatology also offers light chemical peels to remove the skin’s surface layer of dead skin cells, enhancing the benefits of medical treatments and speeding clearing of acne.  In adult women and men, treatment regimens are often designed to control acne while also improving changes from sun damage.

Acne Scar and Pigmentation Treatment

Acne can cause permanent scarring, which can cause significant emotional distress.  Las Colinas Dermatology offers advanced medical procedures to improve scarring caused by acne.  They include dermal fillers like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, Microdermabrasion, SkinPen microneedling, and Fraxel® laser treatment.  Superficial chemical peels can reduce brown or red spots left behind after acne resolves, in addition to reducing new acne lesions.

If you would like to learn more about treatment of acne, post-acne hyperpigmentation or acne scarring, contact our team at Las Colinas Dermatology.

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