Acne

adult-acne pomade-acneAcne is the term for the blocked pores, pimples, and deeper lumps that appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne is the most common skin disease in the country. While it affects mostly teenagers, adults of any age can have acne. The causes of acne are multifactorial and include inheritance, hormonal influences, skin care products, and stress. Acne is not life-threatening but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress.

Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, as well as the patient's age, skin type, and lifestyle. Medical treatment options include topical medications, antibiotics, oral isotretinoin (Accutane), and individualized skin care regimens.

An increasingly popular treatment for moderate acne is Blu-U® Light Therapy which uses blue light instead of medication to kill the acne bacteria in the skin. Chemical peels are also effective in clearing most types of acne.

Learn more at http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/acne

SSDP offers safe, effective skin care products for your cosmetic dermatology needs. Click here to learn more.

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    Dr. Ritt treated my acne with excellent results. He was patient, understanding and restored my confidence. I would totally recommend seeing him!
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    Not only have I not had any more areas of concern show up on my face, but all of the old slightly colored/ blemished (areas) from previous treatments have disappeared.
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    My complexion was really improved and I looked better and younger than before.
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