Acne can affect individuals at any age. Usually considered a condition afflicting teenagers, many adults are surprised when their skin continues to break out well into their adult years.
Schedule with our dermatologist today to help heal and resolve your acne
Call (833) 353-2875
When should I see a skin doctor for my breakouts?
- You feel shy or embarrassed by your skin
- Over-the-counter products have stopped working
- Scars or dark spots begin to form after lesions have cleared
- You experience painful lesions
At our Dermatology clinic, our Board Certified Dermatologists, Dr. Stahr, and Dr. Hockley, will thoroughly examine your skin and suggest which skin treatment will best suit you or your child’s needs.
Best Acne Treatment
Regardless of the cause of your acne, our dermatologist can provide you with a plan of care that will address the type of acne you are experiencing, help to heal current breakouts, and prevent future breakouts from happening.
Acne is unique to the individual and their skin. Because of this, the treatment needs to be tailored to the individual’s skin needs.
Acne treatment can consist of one or a combination of the following treatments:
- Over-the-counter products
- Physical procedures
- Light Therapy
- Laser Therapy
- Prescription medications
- Skin care regimens
- Facial treatments
Scar Treatment is also offered at our practice. Many of our patients who were left with scars have been able to effectively reduce or remove the appearance of scarring through the following procedures:
- Laser Resurfacing
Causes of Blackheads and Whiteheads
The infamous characteristic of blackheads and whiteheads is caused when the pores in your skin become blocked. The skin is filled with tiny holes that individual hairs grow out of. Sebaceous glands are attached to these hair follicles and produce oily sebum that keeps the hair from drying.
A clog can form if these sebaceous glands become overactive and create too much sebum. Harmless bacteria inhabiting the skin can contaminate and infect the follicle, causing papules, nodules, or cysts.
In addition to whiteheads, the following types of acne can occur:
Acne is largely a hormonal condition driven by androgen hormones. These hormones typically become active in the teenage years.
Certain situations and conditions can make it worse, including:
- Fluctuation hormone levels around the time of a woman’s menstrual cycle
- Picking at sores
- Clothing, headgear, and dirty phones
- Lotions, pomades, and/ or waxes
Regardless of the cause of the acne you are experiencing, our skin specialist can help to resolve your breakouts so you can live confidently with clear skin.
If you or your child have acne in New Braunfels, San Antonio, or any nearby city in Texas, call us today at (833) 353-2875 to schedule a consultation with one of our Dermatologists.