Are You Struggling with Acne? We Can Help
posted: Aug 06, 2019.
How your dermatologist in Tulsa, OK, can help you have beautiful skin
If you’ve ever had acne, you know how upsetting a serious breakout can be. Being the most common skin problem in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne can diminish both your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Fortunately, your dermatologist offers several effective ways to treat your acne and give you back your clear skin. Here at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Lynn A. Anderson offers a wide range of skincare services, including acne treatments, to make your skin beautiful again—read on to learn more!
Info on acne and its treatments
Acne can appear in several different forms, including whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne, which entails large painful bumps that can spread over large areas of your body. Acne is caused when dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria clog your pores, leading them to become swollen, inflamed, red, and painful.
Many people are tempted to leave acne untreated, but this isn’t always a good idea because acne can leave permanent scars. Over-the-counter medications containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide are sometimes helpful for mild acne, but for moderate to severe acne, it’s best to visit your dermatologist.
At Midtown Dermatology, Dr. Anderson may recommend:
- Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide products which reduce pore blockage
- Tretinoin medications to unplug pores
- Oral or topical antibiotic medications to clear up infected pores
- Extraction of whiteheads and blackheads
- Hormone therapies for hormone-related acne breakouts
Want clearer skin? Give us a call
If you have acne, you don’t have to let it take over your life—you can get your self-esteem and self-confidence back with the help of your dermatologist. To find out more about acne treatment and other skin care services, call Dr. Lynn A. Anderson of Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, today at (918) 728-3100!