Condition Spotlight – Acne

Acne is a skin condition that is caused when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It usually appears on the face, forehead, upper back, chest  and shoulders and causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne can affect people of all ages but is most common among teenagers.

What are the Symptoms?

Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of your condition:

  • Pimples
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Small red, tender bumps

Treatment

Over-the-counter acne products can work for some people. If those products have been used for several weeks and they haven’t helped, we can prescribe stronger medications. This stronger medication can help with:

  • Controlling acne breakouts
  • Help minimize scarring or other damage to your skin