Managing Your Acne
posted: May 21, 2018.
How your dermatologist in Elizabeth, New Jersey can help
If you have acne, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Dr. Marc Meulener at Choice Dermatology wants to share the facts on how to manage acne. He has two convenient office locations in Elizabeth and Basking Ridge, New Jersey to help with your skin care needs.
You may be tempted to not seek out treatment for your acne, thinking that it will go away by itself. The truth is your acne may or may not go away, and if it does, it may leave behind noticeable scars on the surface of your skin. It’s best to seek out the services of your dermatologist to help manage persistent acne.
If your pores become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess oil, acne is often the result. Your plugged up pores become red, swollen, and inflamed. Acne can come in several forms, including:
- Clusters of blackheads or whiteheads
- Large, painful papules or pustules
- Bumpy nodules or cysts
Over-the-counter products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide may work for mild cases of acne. If you suffer from chronic or recurrent acne that is moderate to severe, you should seek out the services of an expert like Dr. Meulener. He offers several effective treatments for acne including:
- Chemical peels
- Prescription strength benzoyl peroxide to reduce pore blockage
- Tretinoin medication to clear plugged pores
- Oral and topical antibiotics to eliminate infection
- Extraction techniques to remove blackheads and whiteheads
- Treatments for hormone-related acne
For more detailed information about acne, please visit the Acne page on the Choice Dermatology website at https://www.choicedermatology.com/acne.html
You don’t have to put up with painful acne when help is just a phone call away. Repair your self-esteem and self-confidence by managing your acne. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Marc Meulener at Choice Dermatology, with offices in Elizabeth and Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Call today and look better tomorrow!