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Summerlin Dermatology

Acne (Treatment for Pimples, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Nodules, and Acne Blemishes) – Las Vegas, NV

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About Acne

At Summerlin Dermatology, we see all kinds of skin conditions every day. We have experience in diagnosing and treating acne in every ethnic group and at any age. Acne is a skin condition in teens and adults that cause pores in the skin to become clogged and appears in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, and lumps under the skin called nodules. While acne is a common affliction among teenagers, it can show up in infancy to your elder years. Nearly 60 million people each year are affected by acne. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with medication and a consistent at-home cleansing regimen, many individuals have it so severely that scarring occurs.

Acne generally is a mix of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, small cysts, and other red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a combination of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, acne can appear on the face and body. To return the skin to a healthy, glowing appearance, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Reuel Aspacio at Summerlin Dermatology in Las Vegas, NV offers numerous treatment options ranging from custom at-home cleansing systems, medications, or laser treatments. He may also suggest just the right combination of treatments designed for your skin care needs.

Known Causes

Acne can occur in people of all races, ages, and genders. Whether the cause is hormonal, stress, genetics, cosmetics, irritation, or environmental, the net effect is an inflamed and clogged hair follicle. Acne may just be a whitehead or a blackhead. When infected and inflamed, acne can be pustular, nodular, and even cystic. While there are dozens of treatments available for acne, it might require something more powerful than a store-bought or homemade remedy to manage severe outbreaks. Aggressive treatment may minimize the risks of scarring and discoloration.

Presenting Symptoms

Breakouts and blemishes are visually distressing and often a painful skin condition characterized by pimples and cysts. In mild cases, acne can involve little more than a handful of pimples scattered around the body. In more extreme cases, the entire face, back, or chest can become covered with clogged pores, blackheads, and cysts. If left untreated, scars, pitting, and/or discoloration may happen.

Acne symptoms and severity vary in conjunction with the type of acne you have on your skin. Blemishes are a common, obvious symptom of acne that appears in many distinct forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, and nodules. Each kind of blemish ranges from mild to severe and will need to be treated accordingly. Studies have shown that acne can also create emotional distress like low self-esteem and depression. Other symptoms associated with acne are dark spots on the skin, pitting, and permanent scars. Dr. Aspacio can gauge the seriousness of your acne problem, and we can recommend the best treatments for your skin condition.

Treatment Options

Research shows that over-the-counter medications do not treat severe acne effectively. Summerlin Dermatology offers numerous treatment options to control and manage acne symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications such as topical solutions and creams that contain sulfur, retinoids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide can help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline that are effective to use. In addition to topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments have proven to be effective. Not only can a laser treatment help to deep clean and attack dead skin cells under the dermal layer, it can also reduce redness and other pigmentation issues associated with acne. Chemical peels can strip away and deep clean the outer layer of the skin.

Although acne can be a complicated and annoying skin condition to treat, we do our best to offer several options for your treatment plan. We have physician-supervised chemical peels for mild to moderate acne. Microdermabrasion and blue light therapy sessions are available for mild acne. To maintain and prevent outbreaks, we have a wide variety of at-home products to protect you against flare-ups and soothe inflamed skin. We understand your desire for clear skin, and we’re standing by to help.

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The ideal acne treatment is one with long-lasting results. To this end, we offer diverse treatment options in conjunction with or without medical therapy. Everyone reacts differently to prescription medications, topical creams, and skin treatments. This is why we have to offer so many services and products for acne to accommodate the needs of all our patients. Your treatment will be designed especially for you. For acne management and prevention, simply call us today at Summerlin Dermatology. We will be happy to help.

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