If you are a teenager or adult suffering from acne, there is hope to have it completely removed thanks to professional acne treatment. Our skilled and knowledgeable medical staff can provide several professional acne treatment options that can be customized for your individual problems.
Acne forms when the skin pores become clogged with dead skin cells and the natural oil your skin produces. These are combined with p. acnes, bacteria that are commonly on the skin, and form an infection called a pimple. For many people, the body sloughs off the dead cells, but some people produce excess sebum, or oil, that stops the dead cells from rising to the surface and being washed away.
When you see our medical staff, your acne will be diagnosed. Other skin conditions may resemble acne, so it is important to get the right diagnosis. The specialist will then determine if you have mild, grade-one acne or more severe acne.
Acne is a very common condition, with up to 50 million people in the U.S. suffering from acne lesions at some point in their life. It is often considered a teenager’s problem, but acne can occur at any age for both men and women. It can develop on the face, back, shoulders, neck, chest, upper arms and buttocks. There are several different types of acne, including:
• Blackheads and whiteheads
• Pustules or pimples
The good news is professional acne treatment exists, and you have options that range from topical creams, oral medications, and other types of therapies. Topical medications include creams, lotions and gels that contain retinoids and other drugs that have the same effect.
Oral medications are antibiotics used for severe acne breakouts. Antibiotics may be combined with benzoyl peroxide and retinoid topical creams. These treatments may take months before you see any improvement in your acne. However, it all depends on the unique situation. There are several professional treatments, such as light-based laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, that can also help with acne and acne scars.
Regardless of your age, there is no need to deal with the frustration of acne breakouts. During a consultation, our medical staff at Riverwalk Medical & Wellness can examine the type and severity of the acne you have and prescribe a treatment that is designed to clear up your acne for good. We are conveniently located in Corona, CA. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!