Adolescence is hard enough without dealing with stubborn acne. So many important moments happen in the teen years, from first dates to graduation. Keep your skin picture perfect by working with professional dermatologists. The best acne treatment for teens can be found at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute and Advanced Skin Therapeutics.

Many factors play a role in the appearance and severity of acne. As teens go through puberty, their bodies begin to produce more hormones. Unfortunately, one of those hormones is thought to play a significant role in the formation of acne. It’s called androgen, and it causes the oil glands in the skin to produce more oil. The oil is subsequently broken down by normal bacteria on your skin and in your pores, causing irritation and acne lesions.  Other factors, including genetics, stress, and makeup can contribute to the formation of pimples.

The doctors at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute will work with you to find acne treatments that are tailored to your specific skin problem. Like any medical treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on your situation and the type of acne you experience, there are different routes we can take.

Prescription acne treatments and medically proven skin care regimens can be very effective in controlling acne. Let our skin care professionals provide you with a regimen tailored to your skin needs.  Another treatment for acne is antibiotics, either topical or oral.  These can help stop the growth of bacteria and decrease inflammation, which is the redness and pain that you experience from blemishes. Once acne begins to improve, patients are slowly taken off of the antibiotics while continuing topical treatments.

Adjunctive treatments can help speed up acne improvement. Light treatments and chemical peels can be used to decrease dermal bacteria and unclog pores, prevent acne from forming and fade pigmentation and scars. Cystic acne is a severe inflammatory form of acne with painful cysts under the skin.  Generally, no head forms and they are very stubborn, sometimes persisting much longer than a typical blemish would.  It can lead to scaring if left untreated.

Don’t let acne get in the way of any of the exciting things you want to do. Get the best acne treatment for teens at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetics Institute. Our dermatologists are excited to help you enjoy clear, beautiful skin.