Let's Get Everything Perfectly Clear

Let's Get Everything Perfectly Clear

While most prevalent in teens, acne can affect people of all ages from tweens to older adults, and its effects range from annoying intermittent breakouts to redness, permanent scarring and darkened skin. Acne is most common among females, and often occurs during times of hormonal change including puberty, pregnancy, and around or during menopause. Some women experience acne for decades.

We understand your acne affects more than your skin, it affects how you look and how you feel about how you look. Even the mildest breakouts can be embarrassing. While there is no cure for acne, our dermatologists and other expert acne specialists have a number of effective treatment options available. While we all may get the occasional pimple, when the condition is persistent, seeking help early can help get it under control and diminish its physical, social and emotional effects.

Talk with an Advanced Dermatology dermatologist or one of our other acne specialists about our customized acne treatment options.

Rosacea or acne? Some people mistake rosacea for acne. While rosacea may include pimple-like breakouts, other symptoms signal rosacea and not acne.

What causes acne

What Causes Acne?

Acne is not an infection of the skin, it is a four-pronged inflammatory condition that may result from:

  1. Hormones that lead to increased oiliness in the skin
  2. An altered skin renewal process that leads to pores becoming clogged with oil and dead skin cells
  3. Normal bacteria on the skin that thrive in clogged pores
  4. And a response that occurs as clogged pores and the areas around them become inflamed, resulting in visible acne

What treatments does Advanced Dermatology offer for acne?

Over-the-Counter Treatments

There are many treatments available for acne, including over-the-counter, prescription-strength and procedural therapies. Over-the-counter therapies are topical (including newer medicated soap bars) and include the ingredients benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acid or sulfur. Some may be too harsh or drying for acne-prone skin.

Prescription-Strength Therapies

Advanced Dermatology specialists will evaluate your skin and create an individualized plan which may include prescription-strength therapies including topical retinoid, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications, and oral medications (antibiotics, hormone regulators, and retinoids).

Skincare Products & Procedures

We may recommend dermatologist-tested skincare products, or in-office procedural treatments including facials, chemical peels, lasers and light therapy. Combining medical and procedural therapies often leads to better results.

What else will help acne-prone skin

What Else Will Help Acne-Prone Skin?

  • The role food and nutrition play with acne is unclear, but it’s always best to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Refined sugars, processed foods, and foods with hormones may overstimulate sebum production. Avoiding those may help.
  • Look for products that are oil-free or non-comedogenic (not acne causing) when shopping for skin care and make up.
  • Avoid touching your face.

The future of acne treatment and clear skin

AviClear is the first and only FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne. Learn more about this powerful treatment, now available in select locations.

Clinical Trials

If you suffer from acne scarring you may be eligible to join our Clinical trials.


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