Acne refers to clogged pores and is found on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and arms. It takes many forms ranging from small red spots to pus-filled cysts. Oily skin is sometimes an accompanying complaint. Prolonged, untreated acne may also cause heavy scarring as well.
If you suffer from this skin problem, you are not alone. More than three-quarters of the population between the ages of 12 and 24 have some form of acne, and it is a frequent condition among people in their 30s and 40s as well.
Your provider at AllPhases Dermatology will tailor treatment to you. Potential treatments include:
- Topical creams and ointments
- Oral prescription medications
- Scar treatment