One of the most common skin conditions reported in the United States, acne affects men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Acne consists of pimples, lumps, cysts, nodules, blackheads and whiteheads, occurring mainly on the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest. Acne is caused by several factors, including the blockage of hair follicles that release oil, overproduction of oil from enlarged oil glands, hormonal factors, and certain medications.
Nearly all cases of acne can be effectively treated. The doctors at Vitalogy evaluate each patient individually, ensuring the ideal method is selected for proper care. The goals are to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming and prevent scarring. The most common treatments include 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.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call 512.930.3909.