Acne Treatment in Providence, UT

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What is Acne?

Acne is among the most widespread skin ailments in the U.S., affecting nearly 60 million people yearly. While many cases are considered mild and may be controlled with prescription drugs and a consistent at-home cleansing program, many individuals have it so severely that scarring can happen. Acne normally is a combination of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, little cysts, and additional itchy, red, and inflamed areas of the skin. Caused by a blend of bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells, it is most frequently seen in teenagers but can affect adults as old as 40 years of age. Acne most commonly appears on the face, chest, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, luminous look, Dr. Travis James at Providence Dermatology in Providence, UT can offer numerous therapy choices, ranging from custom at-home cleaning methods to prescription drugs, laser treatments, facials, and chemical peels.

How Do You Treat Acne?

Research shows that store-bought medications don't treat severe acne effectively. Providence Dermatology offers many therapy alternatives to control and maintain acne and clear its standard symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription drugs, like topical solutions and creams that contain sulfur, retinoids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide, can help. Additionally, oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline, are effective to utilize.

Besides topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments have also proven effective. Not only can laser treatment help to deep clean and attack dead skin cells beneath the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation problems connected with acne.

Chemical peels and extractions may also help, depending on the type of acne you are dealing with. Agnes radiofrequency (RF) microneedling uses heat to encourage collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin to reveal a smoother surface. Dr. James may also recommend Omnilux photodynamic therapy. Omnilux can neutralize bacteria, thus minimizing inflammation and stopping unwanted oil production.

I can’t say enough good things about Dr. James. I have a son dealing with acne and he has been amazing to work with.

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Get Your Acne Under Control

If you're tired of masking your acne with cosmetics or enduring the physical discomfort, embarrassment, and emotional distress that could come from this skin condition, we invite you to contact Providence Dermatology to schedule an appointment today. We will offer a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment plan to help clear your complexion as soon as possible.

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What is the cause of adult acne?

While acne is typically regarded as a skin condition for teenagers, a lot of adults could continue to undergo the hormonal alterations that result in breakouts. Additional determinants that may produce adult acne are different kinds of medications (anticonvulsants, steroid drugs) and genetics. For women, the hormone alterations brought on throughout pregnancy, menopause, and the menstrual cycle can additionally trigger acne flare-ups.

Do I have to avoid wearing makeup if I have acne?

Depending on the well-being of the skin, a handful of makeup items could cause or aggravate acne breakouts. If you feel this is the case, you might use products that are "non-comedogenic," which means they are exclusively made with ingredients that will not clog the pores of your skin.

What can I do to help prevent acne?

Your practitioner at Providence Dermatology will work with you to identify the most suitable course of treatment to improve your acne, but here are a handful of helpful tips that may help you:

  • Do not rub your face
  • Keep from picking at blemishes
  • Regularly clean your facial skin with a mild cleanser
  • Eat a well-balanced, low-sugar diet
  • Take in a minimum of eight 8-oz glasses of water a day
  • Apply diluted tea tree oil to your face
  • Lessen stress with massage, light exercise, or yoga
  • Avoid too much exposure to UV light
  • Limit the application of makeup
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.