- Youth and Teens: many young people begin to develop acne during puberty due to excess hormones and new hygiene concerns. In some cases, this acne is severe and may need to be treated via medication or medical skincare.
- Adult women: adult acne is also common and the causes and treatments may differ for men and women. Hormones, pregnancy, and birth control are all factors that cause acne to be more common in adult women than in adult men. Medical treatments are available to combat this issue.
- Adult men: adult acne in men is not uncommon. Stress hormones and testosterone can causes. The appearance of acne in adulthood may damage self-image and medical intervention can help to improve and even eliminate the issue.
Anyone who’s concerned about their complexion should make an appointment with a dermatologist. We also address all types of acne, from mild to severe as well as many different types of treatment for acne.
While some occurrences of acne can be normal and treated via over-the-counter methods, persistent, painful acne or a new appearance of acne may warrant medical care. You may think that severe acne is the only reason to seek dermatological intervention, but other types of acne can also be a cause for concern.
- Any acne that causes self-esteem issues at any age can be more effectively treated by prescription skincare.
- Inflamed acne, called cystic acne, is painful, itching, and/or red
- Acne scarring
- Acne that appears after starting a new medication
- Recurring acne that does not seem to improve with over-the-counter methods