Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when the hair follicles are stringed between the dead cells in the skin and become plugged with oil. In most cases, this skin disease appears on the human face, shoulders, back, chest, and neck. While this skin condition is always persistent, there are numerous effective treatments associated with this skin disorder. The bumps and pimples will start healing slowly. Others will seem to crop up when the healing is almost complete. According to a recent study in the United States, teenagers account for 80 percent of the skin disorder although it can also occur in adults.
At Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Center, we can help manage acne breakouts and restore clear, healthy skin. Contact us today to learn more!
Symptoms of Acne
Acne symptoms and signs can vary. It also depends on how severe the condition has affected the skin. However, the following are the most common signs and symptoms of the skin disease.
- Blackheads (occurs when the plugged pores are open – when it is exposed to the air, the oil is turned brown)
- Whiteheads (it is also characterized by the closing of the plugged pores)
- Small tender, red bumps (papules)
- Solid, large, painful bumps underlying the affected skin surface (nodules)
- Pustules (pimples. The pus often denotes them at the papules tips.
- Pus-filled, painful lumps are underlying the skin surface. (cystic lesions)
Why Choose Us for Acne Treatment
While there are multiple over-the-counter and at-home remedies that promise results, these products are often not physician prescribed and in many instances, they only contain trace amounts of helpful ingredients. Having your acne properly diagnosed and treated here at Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Center can help you maintain the health and beauty of your skin with individualized, long-term results.
Causes of Acne
Acne is caused by the four main factors.
- Dead skin cells
- Increased skin oil production
- Clogged pores
This skin condition appears on the chest, neck, face, shoulders, and back. These are the areas of the skin with the largest form of oil production. It also occurs when the hair growths are clogged under the skin with oil and some dead skin cells.
Factors that Can Worsen Acne
There are multiple factors that can contribute to chronic acne, which we will discuss during your consultation. In addition to properly evaluating your skin and recommending which treatment options would work best to manage your breakouts, we will also provide guidance on any lifestyle changes you can adapt to help further manage this condition.
Contact Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to clear, healthy skin!