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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.
How your dermatologists in Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta. and Cumming, GA, can help you get relief from acne
Acne breakouts can be embarrassing, and unfortunately, very common too. It doesn’t matter if you are a teenager or an adult, acne can make you miserable. The good news is, your dermatologist can help. In fact, acne is one of the most common issues dermatologists treat.
The dermatologists of Atlanta Center For Dermatologic Diseases offer comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including treatment for acne. They have several convenient office locations in Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, to help you get relief from acne.
Acne can take many forms including blackheads, whiteheads, or large, painful, pus-filled cysts. An acne breakout can happen on your face, chest, shoulders, or back. Acne can be caused by an infection in your pores, or an accumulation of excess oil and dead skin which can block your pores. A hormonal imbalance can also cause acne.
If you suffer from acne, and you are waiting for it to go away on its own, you may be waiting a long time. Sometimes when acne does go away, it leaves unpleasant scars behind.
A much better choice is to seek out help from your dermatologist, who is an expert at treating acne. Some of the most common acne treatments include:
- Professional strength benzoyl peroxide products to reduce blocked pores
- Prescription oral and topical antibiotic medications to treat the underlying infection
- Prescription tretinoin medication to unblock clogged up pores
- Extraction of the blemishes using an extraction tool
- Hormone treatments to reduce acne caused by a hormonal issue
You don’t have to let acne upset your life when relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about acne causes and treatments, talk with the experts. Call the dermatologists of Atlanta Center For Dermatologic Diseases. You can reach them in Roswell, GA, at (770) 751-1133, Sandy Springs, GA, at (404) 252-4333, Alpharetta, GA, at (770) 664-5225, or Cumming, GA, at (770) 844-1902. Start enjoying clear skin by calling today!
You Have Dry Skin
If you are dealing with very dry, itchy, and flaky skin then baths can actually make dry skin worse. This means that you’ll want to find products that prevent the body’s natural oils from being stripped away. Of course, while you may want to watch the temperature on that bathwater, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Just look for soaps and bath products that contain coconut milk, which is incredibly hydrating. Not to mention, it will make your skin smell pretty great, too!
You Have Eczema
If you have eczema then bath time might be a real challenge; however, if you haven’t tried it yet you need to look for bath products that contain colloidal oatmeal. Instead of using a bubble bath or other products that could exacerbate eczema, use a colloidal oatmeal bath soak instead. This product is great for itchy, dry, and red skin caused by eczema. It can also be ideal for those with sunburns and poison ivy rashes.
You Have Acne-Prone Skin
Acne doesn’t just appear on the face, you may also notice embarrassing breakouts on your shoulders, back, legs, or other parts of the body, too. If you are prone to breakouts, it’s important to find a product that won’t make acne worse while also removing excess oil from the skin. One option is Epsom salts.
Not only are they great for reducing inflammation but they also help to exfoliate the skin to remove the buildup of dead skin cells, which in turn prevents clogged pores. Soaps with tea tree oil, sulfur, or charcoal may also be great for keeping pores clean and removing impurities in the skin.
You Have Psoriasis
When it comes to psoriasis, gentle bath products are key! Look for body wash rather than soap, which can actually alter the pH of the skin and lead to further dryness. Instead, look for a gentle, fragrance-free body wash. You’ll also want to ease off the hot water and instead opt for lukewarm water when bathing or showering. Just like with eczema, colloidal oatmeal can also be soothing for psoriasis plaques.
If in doubt, your dermatologist is a wellspring of information to help you find the ideal products for your skin. A dermatologist will also know what ingredients and products to avoid based on the skin problems you’re facing. Ask your dermatologist today!
Our dermatologists can help you get your acne under control.
Acne is incredibly common. In fact, most people will deal with breakouts at some point during their lifetime; however, it’s important to know when your at-home skincare isn’t cutting it and it’s time to see a doctor. Here at Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, PC, in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, your dermatologists can create an acne treatment plan that is specially tailored to you and your skincare needs. So, is it time to turn to a dermatologist? It might be if:
You’ve never had acne before
While you may think those little red bumps are acne, you may be surprised that learn that there are a variety of skin disorders such as rosacea or folliculitis that can also produce little pimple-like bumps. Therefore, it’s important that a dermatologist examine your skin to determine if it’s acne or something else. The last thing you want to do is waste time with treatments that won't actually work.
Your acne isn’t responding to acne products
So, you’ve been trying some over-the-counter acne-fighting cleansers, but aren’t noticing results or the results are wearing off. Although it can take about three months to determine whether a product is actually effective or not, if you’ve been trying every OTC acne treatment under the sun and your acne isn’t responding (or is becoming worse), then it’s time to visit one of our offices in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, or Cumming, GA.
Your acne is inflamed, painful and severe
If you are dealing with painful nodules and cysts this is a more serious form of acne that will require a more aggressive treatment that you won’t find over-the-counter. Since this form of acne is prone to scarring, our dermatologists can work with you to find the right treatment options and medications to use to get your inflammatory, cystic acne under control.
Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases has offices in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, to serve you better. Get your acne under control by giving us a call:
- Sandy Springs - (404) 252-4333
- Roswell - (770) 751-1133
- Alpharetta - (770) 664-5225
- Cumming - (770) 844-1902