When hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil, it can cause a variety of acne conditions, such as whiteheads, blackheads, and painful pimples. This chronic inflammatory condition can appear all over the body from your face, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Although acne is most common among teenagers and young adults, it can develop at any age, for a number of reasons. If you are experiencing acne in any form, Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, can help you with acne treatment.
What Causes Acne?
There is no single factor that causes acne. Depending on the severity, acne can harm your self-esteem, and leave you with emotional distress and physical scars. A range of triggers for acne includes foods that you eat, lifestyle habits, bacteria on the skin, and hormonal changes. Sebum is an oil that naturally lubricates and protects the skin. When the sebum increases oil production, acne arises in the forms of whiteheads, blackheads, and red pustules.
Types of Acne
- Whiteheads/blackheads - non-inflammatory and often appear on the face and shoulders. They typically do not lead to scarring.
- Red pustules/pimples - most often lead to scarring due to inflamed pus-filled pores.
How Can Your Dermatologist Help You with Acne Treatment?
Here at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, we can provide acne treatment after examining your specific acne case. While there is no overnight remedy, some treatments include:
- Benzoyl peroxide to reduce hair follicle obstructions
- Oral and topical antibiotics to eliminate the infection
- Hormonal treatments for hormonal induced acne
- Vitamins to unclog pores
- Extraction of the whitehead or blackhead
The method of treatment we suggest will depend on your case.
Need Dermatological Care?
If stubborn acne has become too much to handle, schedule a consultation with Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, today to start the treatment process. To learn more about acne treatment or other services we provide, visit our website. For questions or concerns, please call (203) 301-5860.