How We Treat Acne

At Clara Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Hooten, and Dr. Bialas offer several types of treatments to combat acne, such as:

During an appointment, we will examine your skin, go over your health history and medications, as well as learn about your lifestyle to create the right treatment package for you.

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Acne doesn’t need to define your skin or your confidence. To learn more about acne treatment and about your best treatment options, contact our team to schedule an appointment or book online.

Acne affects over 50 million Americans every year, making it the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne is a chronic, multifactorial process involving excessive oil production, hormonal stimulation, a structural alteration of the hair follicle, and bacterial overgrowth, all of which lead to inflammation. Acne can develop at any age and may appear on areas that contain a higher density of oil glands, including the face, upper back, chest, and shoulders.

Characteristics of Acne

  • Blackheads
  • Cysts
  • Nodules
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Whiteheads

Acne can have a powerful effect on self-esteem and stress levels. By meeting with our team at Clara Dermatology, we can help you achieve clearer skin and feel more confident in yourself. Our team at Clara Dermatology offers the most advanced techniques to provide quality, effective care. We will work with you one-on-one to create a personalized, effective treatment regimen. 

Types of Acne

There are three main types of acne that can be diagnosed with a simple exam. These types of acne are: 

  • Comedonal acne: This common type of acne often appears on the forehead, nose, and chin. It’s often caused when a hair follicle is clogged by sebum (skin oil) and dead skin cells. It’s characterized by small bumps under the skin made of whiteheads or blackheads. 
  • Inflammatory acne: Inflammatory acne is characterized by small, painful red bumps; pimples, or deep sore lesions (cysts) in the skin. This acne type occurs from inflammation and the rupture of comedonal acne. Scarring is a common side effect of inflammatory acne.  
  • Hormonal acne: Hormonal acne forms as a result of fluctuation in hormone levels. It occurs when the hormones over-stimulate oil glands and can alter the development of cellular turnover in the skin. This type of acne is most common in about 29-49% of adolescent and adult women, depending on age.

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