What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the pores of your skin over produce oil and become blocked, then dirt and bacteria build up in the blocked pore and case it to swell into a pimple. If the pimple breaks the bacteria inside can cause swelling and red bumps. If the inflammation runs deep in your skin the pimple my progress into a possibly painful cyst. It is important that you do not scratch, rub, or pop pimples as this can lead to scars and infections.

How do we treat Acne?
Here at Advanced Dermatology we have many options in treating persistent acne that has not cleared up with over the counter acne creams. For less severe acne we normally prescribe topical creams that works by clearing out the oil with an acid such as benzoyl peroxide and killing the bacteria contained inside with an antibiotic. For more severe acne we may also prescribe an oral antibiotic to help kill the bacteria. In the most sever cases we clear problem pimples using painless injections of cortisone or by doing a Chemical Skin Peel.

More Information about Acne.
Acne Facts
Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It
10 Myths and Facts About Adult Acne