Millions of Americans suffer from acne every year. Acne is characterized by red, inflamed skin that appears as blemishes often filled with pus or oil and bacteria. Acne can affect patients of any age. There is a form of infant acne that goes away on its own within weeks of birth, the widely known forms of teenage acne including whiteheads and blackheads and even adult acne which can be particularly frustrating for patients.
In addition to the face, acne can appear on the neck, chest and back. Anywhere that is prone to active oil glands and bacteria build up is susceptible to the formation of acne. If left untreated acne can lead to deep scarring that continues to bother patients well into adulthood and well after the blemishes disappear.
Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, as well as the patient’s skin type, age, and lifestyle . Our most popular treatment options include:
- Discussion and formulation of new at-home care routines.
- Topical skin care products available over the counter.
- Prescription strength skin care products.
- Antibiotics and other prescription medications.
- Laser skin resurfacing.
- Chemical peels.
- Facials and extractions.
- Blue light treatment.
Every patient at Westport Dermatology receives a custom treatment plan specific to their acne care needs.