Do you struggle with acne? Many individuals may suffer from acne for several years and lack the results they desire despite trying different types of treatments, cleansers, and products.
Firstly, if you’ve never seen a dermatologist for your acne, this is an absolute must! What you think of as acne, may actually be a different skin condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “what looks like acne can be another condition. For example, some people mistake hidradenitis suppurativa, also called acne inversa, for everyday acne. Treatment for this condition differs from that for acne. Another condition that can be mistaken for acne is perioral dermatitis. It often causes breakouts that look like acne around the mouth.”
If it is determined that you have acne, we then walk through several steps to come up with a treatment plan based on the following:
- The type of acne (blackheads, pimples, etc.)
- Where the acne is located
- How long it has been there
- Which treatments you’ve already tried
- Lasting scarring or dark spots resulting from acne
A treatment plan can vary from patient to patient and our team will help lay out a plan that works specifically for your needs. Many plans will often include products with ingredients like retinoids, Benzoyl peroxide, acids like azelaic acid, or salicylic acid, and potentially an antibiotic. We’ll also talk to you about your existing skincare routine and make suggested tweaks for your skin’s condition.
Have questions about clearing up your acne? Give us a call. Savannah River Dermatology is located at 575 Furys Ferry Rd in Augusta, Ga. For appointments and other questions our office can be reached at 706-691-7079.