Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.
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What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, typically affecting patients from their early teenage years through adulthood. Characterized by pimples and blemishes on the skin's surface, acne can often be detrimental to our patients' emotional health and self-esteem. Acne is most commonly found on the face, but can also affect the skin on the back, neck, shoulders, and chest. While many patients are aware of what acne may look like, there are several types of acne bumps that we generally see at our practice:
- Comedones. Commonly called blackheads or whiteheads, these occur when the tiny holes in the skin (pores) become clogged.
- Papules. These blemishes are typically caused by inflamed or infected follicles that result in red, raised bumps.
- Pustules. These small red pimples have pus at their tips.
- Nodules. These solid and painful lumps occur beneath the surface of your skin.
- Cysts. These large lumps also found beneath the skin are typically filled with pus, causing the patient much more pain and discomfort than nodules.
If you believe you have acne and are interested in learning more about treatment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.
What Causes Acne?
Acne develops when the pores become filled and clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, oils, and/or bacteria. Many of our patients struggling with acne have excess oil production in the skin leading to an overgrowth of certain bacteria. Often, genetics, hormones, and inflammation play a role.
What Acne Treatments are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?
No single treatment works for everyone. Factors such as age, location, severity, and previous therapy may guide treatment decisions. The expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will help you choose which treatments are best for your acne as well as review the risks and benefits. Options include:
- Oral and topical prescription medications
- Isotretinoin (Accutane)
- Medical grade skin care products
- Medical grade facial
- Chemical peels
- Steroid injections
- Microneedling for acne scars
Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Treatments?
If you are struggling with chronic acne breakouts and are looking for a long-term solution to restore healthy-looking and -feeling skin, acne treatments at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology may be right for you. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers to discuss your unique concerns.
The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.