Acne is a common condition that can affect all ages. Dr. Skellchock, MD, FAAD, PA will treat your acne individually, determining the cause of it – often in adult women, this is hormonal. Dr. Skellchock, MD, FAAD, PA is certified in bio-identical hormone treatments and understands how hormones affect the skin. Acne can also cause permanent scarring and emotional distress.
Fortunately, several treatment options are available. Patients can often improve mild acne by using a topical over-the-counter acne medication along with medical-grade facials. In addition to cleansing with the Clarisonic, topical antibiotics and retinoids will often control mild acne. Inflammatory acne may require a course of oral antibiotics in addition to the topical treatments. The ISOLAZ® is quite successful at treating surface acne and preventing inflammatory lesions. For severe cases, laser treatment may be recommended. Results are usually visible as soon as the first session.
Acne scarring can be treated in a variety of ways including certain skincare products, chemical peels, laser or pulsed light treatments, soft tissue fillers, and medical needling.