Acne is a very common skin condition in which secretions from the skin’s oil glands clog the pores. The clogged pores take the form of blackheads and whiteheads. A pimple is a blackhead or whitehead that has become inflamed and swollen. If you are dealing with acne, you will likely benefit from medical acne treatment at our office.
When Should Someone with Acne Seek Acne Treatment?
A patient with mild to moderate acne may feel like they can take care of the problem on their own. There are plenty of home remedies and over-the-counter medications that claim to help. But if a person has been using these treatments for quite some time without any improvement, it’s time to call our office. The more severe forms of acne, like cystic acne, do not respond to over-the-counter drugs, and they can also leave scars. People with severe acne should always contact our office.
Customized Acne Treatments
Our dermatologist has a wide array of treatment options available. Just as acne is not one-size-fits-all, acne treatment is not universal, either. The best treatment for one person may be vastly different than the best treatment for another person.
During a consultation, our specialist can examine your acne and help you determine if medical acne treatment can likely help you. You can learn about your different options regarding treatment, as well as have any of your questions or concerns addressed. From there, we can create a customized treatment plan that aims to help you get rid of your pimples and blackheads. If you have already developed acne scars, we have treatments available for this as well.
Learn More About Your Acne Treatment Options
If you are dealing with acne, one of the worst things you can do is try to treat it on your own. Just as you would go to a mechanic when something is wrong with your car, you should also see a dermatologist when something is off with your skin. Dr. Grossman and her team at Grossman Dermatology can help you. We invite you to make an appointment at one of our offices in Santa Monica or New York City to get started. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.