How Do Dermatologists Deal With Back Acne?

How Do Dermatologists Deal With Back Acne?

Back acne is a condition that often develops at puberty, and it may end without medical intervention when you’re in your late teens or the early 20s. However, it may persist well into adulthood for some people. The severity of acne can vary from just a few spots to large clusters, and, when left untreated, […]

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How Do Retinoids Affect the Skin?

Retinoids are topical vitamin A-based drugs that first came to the market as an acne treatment in the 1970s. Despite the popularity of retinoids, there are still many misconceptions around them. To make an informed decision, anyone planning to use retinoids should first talk to a dermatologist. Here’s a brief overview of retinoids and their […]

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Why Does Cystic Acne Hurt?

If you’ve ever had a pimple that was large, inflamed, and under the skin, you’ve dealt with cystic acne. Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe form of acne. Unlike typical whiteheads, cystic acne forms deep in the skin and rarely comes to the surface. These pimples can last for weeks and are […]

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When Should Acne Be Treated by a Doctor?

If you struggle with acne, you’ve probably tried dozens of cleansers, creams, and over-the-counter products to combat blemishes over the years. For many of us, however, breakouts are more than a cosmetic concern. Be aware of these signs indicating that your acne could benefit from medical treatment by a dermatologist. Severity of Acne Chronic inflamed […]

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Four Effective Treatments for Acne Scarring

Even after acne clears up, many people are bothered by the appearance of scars that remain behind. You might notice flat, red marks, discoloration, pitting, or raised bumps. While some scars go away over time, others can be permanent. Fortunately, safe, effective medical treatments for acne scarring may help reduce dark spots and other reminders […]

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Acne 101: Why Are My Normal Pimples Scarring?

You’ve heard it a thousand times now: don’t pick your pimples! Hopefully, you’ve taken that skin care advice to heart and left them alone to heal properly. But unfortunately, even the most vigilant non-pickers will find that every once in a while, a pimple that’s left alone still leaves its mark. But these aren’t actually […]

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Common Causes of Adult Acne

Acne is a condition that develops when the skin’s hair follicles are blocked by a sticky mix of dead skin cells and oil. While acne is typically associated with teenagers, it can still be a common skin irritant faced by adults for a variety of reasons. Getting to the Root Cause of Adult Acne The […]

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Understanding Different Types of Acne Blemishes

While acne can cause discomfort, lack of confidence, scarring, and other physical and emotional issues, all blemishes are not created equal. Understanding the different types of blemishes can help you identify the underlying causes in order to seek appropriate acne treatment. Whiteheads These small blemishes are so named because they are characterized by a white […]

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How to Control Skin as a Teen

A time of transition, no one ever accused the teenage years of being smooth. This extends to skin too, as puberty and its oil can wreak havoc with stubborn acne, scars, blackheads, or all of the above. The Dermatology Clinic & Cosmetic Center has your back (and face). Here are some great tips to cultivate […]

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