Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne is commonly thought of as a teenage problem; however, this skin condition can trouble people in any stage of life. Even mild cases of acne can cause you to feel self-conscious and embarrassed about your appearance, while serious cases can leave permanent scarring, causing long-term aesthetic concerns. No one, unfortunately, is immune from acne: it affects both women and men, with 25% of people dealing with acne at some point during their lives.
Acne starts when dead skin and hormone-driven oil clog your pores. If germs get into the pores, the clogged pores can become red, swollen, and pus-filled bumps. When these pimples become large and deep, they are called cysts or cystic lesions and they can become very sore if infected. This cystic form of acne can lead to long-term scarring. With offices in Brentwood and Christian Northeast, Deluxe Dermatology offers a range of powerful acne treatments including topicals, oral antibiotics, chemical peels, IPL, micro-needling and PRP that target and fight acne at its source in order to keep your skin clear and beautiful.