Acne is one of the most common skin diseases; it affects both adolescents and adults. This skin disease ranges from mild to severe and can lead to scarring if left untreated. Patients often worry about the appearance of acne and the social embarrassment it may cause. There are many effective treatments available depending on the patient and the severity of the disease.
Acne often initially occurs during adolescence. A combination of hormones, genetics, environmental factors, and bacteria are major contributors to this condition. Blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts, which may become swollen and painful, appear on the face, chest, back and shoulders.
Therapies range from the use of topical creams and gels, washes, oral antibiotics or even the use of isotretinoin in more severe cases. There are also lasers and non-laser treatments including Blu-light, IPL, microdermabrasion and specifically designed chemical peels and acne facials to reduce the appearance of acne.
During your acne appointment, Dr. Eric Tabor and one of his certified Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants or Aestheticians will help create a treatment plan individualized to meet your specific needs.