Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting virtually everyone at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by many different factors, including hormone fluctuations, irritants, illnesses and certain medications. Acne ultimately results in an overproduction of sebum, a buildup of dead skin cells and an accumulation of bacteria. Some people experience mild noninflamed acne called acne simplex, while others have inflamed acne or acne vulgaris, which is severe and can be painful.
Each patients case is different which is why we have many options when it comes to treating acne. First and foremost it is imperative that a quality home skin care regime is followed by the patient as well as coming in every 2-3 weeks for in office treatments. Along with a customized home system, Tretinoin, a prescription retinoid cream has been proven to help many acne sufferers. In office treatments such as a Salicylic Peel or mild to deep TCA peel, is an effective solution for many and depending on the strength of the peel requires minimal to moderate downtime.