Get Control of Your Acne
By ATLANTA CENTER FOR DERMATOLOGIC DISEASES, PC
February 10, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Acne  

If acne is impacting your quality of life, our team is here to help.

Dealing with acne? You certainly aren’t alone. While we often think of acne as that teenage rite of passage, what if we told you that acne isn’t something that you should have to just cover up or put up with? If you are ready to get control over your acne, our Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA, dermatologists can help.

Try These Steps First

Unless you are dealing with deep, painful cystic acne, or acne that’s impacting your quality of life, you may wish to try your hand at treating acne yourself. There are a variety of methods to help get your acne under control. Here are some helpful tips,

  • Try over-the-counter products that contain active acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid, retinoids, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Only use products, including hair products, that are labeled as non-comedogenic, which means that they won’t clog pores
  • Be patient and make sure that you use a product consistently for 4-6 weeks before you determine if the product is working for you
  • Make sure you are drinking enough water, as hydration is important for healthy skin
  • Wash your face twice a day and immediately after sweating with an acne cleanser and warm water
  • Be gentle on your skin (scrubbing or rubbing aggressively will only make acne-prone skin worse)
  • Make sure to disinfect your cell phone daily with antibacterial wipes to prevent germs from getting on your face
  • Avoid touching or rubbing your face
  • Wash your pillow regularly
  • Try removing dairy from your diet to see if your breakouts improve

When to See a Dermatologist

If the tips above don’t seem to improve your acne it’s time to turn to our Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA, dermatologists. We can recommend more aggressive treatment options including,

  • Prescription-strength topical treatments (they often contain a much higher concentration of active ingredients than anything you can get over the counter)
  • Antibiotics reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria responsible for acne
  • Steroid injections that treat nodular and cystic acne
  • Isotretinoin, a very powerful medication used to treat more severe cystic acne

Don’t let acne impact your wellbeing, your quality of life, or your social life. Take control with the help of our Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA, dermatologists at Atlanta Center for Dermatology. Schedule a consultation today, call (404) 252-4333 for the Sandy Springs office, (770) 751-1133 for the Roswell office, (770) 664-5225 for the Alpharetta office, and (770) 844-1902 for the Cumming office.

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