Most men and women develop a pimple here and there. However, if acne breakouts are occurring on a regular basis or are leaving you with acne scars, it’s time to see Lance Henry, MD and his team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center. As a leading board-certified dermatologist in Fayetteville and Bentonville, Arkansas, Dr. Henry has extensive experience in treating chronic acne issues. Before your next breakout starts, see what the team can do for you by booking an evaluation. Schedule a visit either online or over the phone.
Acne Q & A
Why do I have acne?
Acne can be as simple as an occasional pimple or whitehead, or as complex as chronic, painful cysts or nodules. In any case, acne stems from blocked pores when your hair follicles fill up with oil, dead skin cells, and debris. You may have acne breakouts due to:
- Excess oil production
- Stress or anxiety
- Excess androgen hormone activity
- Corticosteroid or testosterone medication
Medical researchers find that men and women who suffer from acne also tend to have a poor diet that’s high in carbohydrate-rich foods. In some cases though, you’re just more prone to breakouts because of your family history, especially if both of your parents have acne.
When should I see a doctor for acne?
You have plenty of options available for acne home care, but it can be overwhelming to decide which product is right for you. Selecting the wrong acne solution can irritate your skin, make breakouts even worse, or severely dry out your skin. It’s time to see Dr. Henry the team at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center if:
- Your skin is peeling or flaking
- Your acne breakouts continue to worsen
- You have severe acne scars or deep grooves
- You develop large, painful cysts or nodules
Because acne is often considered the most common chronic skin condition for both men and women, you have plenty of treatment options available.
How is acne treated?
Dr. Henry his team strive to offer the latest and most advanced acne solutions available. Your acne treatment plan often includes several different types of solutions, depending on the severity and frequency of your breakouts. Treating acne can consist of:
- Topical medications or oral antibiotics
- Microdermabrasion or chemical peels
- Laser or pulsed light treatments
- Photodynamic therapy
- Blackhead extractions
If you have visible acne scars, Dr. Henry may suggest getting dermal filler injections to help smooth out your skin and minimize the appearance of scars. The team even counsels you on proper at-home care and teaches you lifestyle changes to minimize future acne breakouts. Before you know it, acne is a thing of the past.
Book your acne evaluation at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by using the online scheduling feature, or by calling the clinic.