Topical solutions, such as those you can purchase at your local pharmacy, may not always be an effective way to treat your Acne.
The truth is that there can acne can develop due to many different factors, all of which require different treatments. That’s why it’s always recommended that you should seek the advice of an experienced dermatologist who can provide you with an effective acne treatment plan in before your acne leads to permanent scarring.
Pittsburgh’s best dermatologists, at the Golla Center for Dermatology, provide you with a thorough, professional consultation to detect the underlying causes and develop a custom plan to eradicate your acne and help you regain your beautiful radiant skin!
Why do I get Acne?
The first thing you need to understand is that Acne is incredibly common in both teens and adults all over the world. It is not necessarily a result of poor hygiene and and is usually caused by bacteria residing in your skin. Your genes and hormones also play a large role in causing your body to produce excessive oil on your skin which allows the bacteria to thrive.
Tiny hair follicles on the surface of your skin fill with oil which can clog and and appear as a small white or black point commonly known as a “whitehead” or “blackhead”. As these follicles, now plugged, continue to fill with oil, the pressure will build and then rupture, causing a small unsightly red bump on your skin.
Cystic acne forms when several follicles rupture at once below the skin creating a larger, harder bump. It is important to not that while acne seems to appear quickly, it actually develops for up to two months below the surface of the skin before showing symptoms, therefore it is important to commit to your treatment for at least two months before deciding if you are satisfied with the results.
Remember, permanent scarring can develop even from minor cases of Acne. Taking a proactive approach today can save you time, money, and stress from dealing with facial scars in the future.
I thought I no longer had to worry about acne after my teenage years but at the age of 27 I suddenly started experiencing severe breakouts. The Dermatology team at the Golla Center for Dermatology explained to me exactly what was causing my issue and what my best options would be. After following their treatment plan and applying the recommended creams for a month, I am now happy to report my acne is almost completely gone!
Treatment Options For Acne In Pittsburgh
An effective acne treatment must accomplish three main goals:
- First we need to remove the bacteria within the hair follicle.
- Next we need to stop the follicle from clogging at the surface.
- Finally, we need to sooth the ruptured red follicles to return your skin to its natural beautiful complexion.
As stated before, acne develops below the surface of the skin for up to two months before showing visible symptoms so it is important to commit to following your treatment plan. We advise waiting at least two months before evaluating the results.
The Golla Center for Dermatology has many different treatment options to fit your exact needs.
For mild acne cases a daily regimen of topical solutions might work just fine, but for more severe cases, your Dermatologist will likely need to prescribe antibiotic medication to kill the bacteria deeper within the skin.
In extremely severe cases, or those which have proven resistant to other forms of treatment, Accutane (isotretimoin) may be an option. Your expert team of Dermatologists at the Golla Center for Dermatology have over 40 years of combined experience with Accutane and will happily explain its application, if found to be the best option for your case.
The Golla Center for Dermatology in Pittsburgh is ready to help! Contact us today for a risk free exam and consultation.
Pittsburgh’s best Dermatologists will guide you towards the most effective and safest acne treatment based on your personal needs.