Acne is one of the most common skin conditions reported in the U.S., affecting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. It can appear as pimples, lumps, cysts, nodules, blackheads, or whiteheads, and typically occurs on the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest.
What Causes Acne?
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, including the blockage of hair follicles that release oil, the overproduction of oil from enlarged oil glands, hormonal factors, and certain medications.
The right acne treatment can heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent scarring, and can include a wide range of solutions like over-the-counter prescription topical agents, antibiotics, Accutane, or hormonal agents such as birth control. Lasers and cosmetic procedures can also be used in the treatment of acne, or in conjunction with traditional treatments.
Acne can be painful and cause issues with self-confidence, but it almost always responds to the right treatment. When you meet with one of our Dermatology Providers, they’ll start with a thorough evaluation in order to create your ideal plan of care.
We offer acne treatment at all of our Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery locations in the Greater Spokane and Inland Northwest area: Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Walla Walla.
Book an appointment to discuss treating your acne with a Dermatology Provider today, or to find out about our various skin care products tailored to treating acne.