Acne Treatment Information
Too often patients with acne are not given the time and attention needed for them to fully understand the nature and treatment of acne. Our staff has been specially trained to assist you in the proper use of your medications, cleansing agents and cosmetics. We believe we have developed the most well-rounded approach to the treatment of acne.
Your participation is mandatory in the total care of acne. Acne is a chronic problem that requires daily applications of medications and/or taking medication by mouth. If our efforts are to be beneficial, you must do your part at home.
What is acne?
Acne is a disorder of hair follicles (pores) and oil (sebaceous) glands. In acne, skin cells lining the hair follicle do not shed properly and form a plug at the follicle opening, called a comedone. Oil and skin cells build up behind this plug and may rupture into the underlying skin forming a pimple. Bacteria growing in the pimple cause more inflammation and the formation of a pustule. Acne can cause significant scarring especially when the patient manipulates the lesions. Scratching or picking of acne is not allowed.