Posts for tag: Acne

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.

August 23, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

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!

July 22, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin   Acne   Psoriasis   Eczema   Bath Products  
Bath ProductsWhen you’re dealing with skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis, using the same skincare products that others do may end up being a major no-no. In fact, you need to pay close attention to the products you are currently using. Whether you’re noticing more flare-ups, or you are just concerned about how to care for your delicate skin, a dermatologist can be a helpful doctor to turn to. Here are some other tips that can help.

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!
July 09, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists treat. Recommended treatments range from over-the-counter skin products, spot treatment, and light treatment. In reality, the best remedy is prevention. Stopping breakouts before they happen keeps your skin clear and happy. Here are some guidelines to follow for perfect skin.
What Causes Acne?
To fully stop acne in its tracks, you need to first understand why it develops. Your skin is covered in pores, five million of them to be exact. Twenty thousand pores alone are found just on your face! Acne happens when these pores become clogged or blocked in some way. This is because there is something wrong with the gland, causing it to create too much oil. The chemistry in the gland is creating an oil that is too heavy. Realigning the chemistry and clearing the pores helps acne clear up.
A Dermatologist’s Guide to Preventing Acne
Though it’s easier to say and harder to follow, the best preventive tip for clear skin is keeping your face clean. Wash your face twice a day but no more than that. Doing it too often does more harm than good. Use warm water and some sort of mild facial cleanser. This removes dead skin cells and clears away excess oil. Pay attention to how hard you are scrubbing, making sure to avoid using too much pressure. 
Exfoliation is the name of the game. These products contain salicylic acid, which shrinks your oil glands and cleans your pores. You can buy over-the-counter exfoliation products. They are available in peel masks too. Dermatologists recommend mixing different types of products. Talk to them about recommendations or what would work best for you. 
If you notice more breakouts after using certain hair products, try switching to another alternative. Oils and fragrances can get on your face and clog your pores. Keeping your hair clean and oil-free will improve your acne as well. 
Makeup is a no-go when dealing with a breakout. You might be tempted to cover them up with foundation or concealer, but this will only make your acne worse. Always wash off your makeup when you’re done. If possible, only buy and use oil-free products. Labels that say “noncomedogenic” signify that they don’t cause acne.
Keep your hands to yourself. Avoid touching your face throughout the day. This is a good way to spread bacteria and irritate your pores. Avoid scratching or picking at your acne too.
Take the proper precautions when going out in the sun. Pay attention to the instructions on any skin products you use. Certain acne products make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight. Use sunscreen labeled as noncomedogenic to avoid acne breakouts. 
Follow these tips to keep your skin acne-free. If you notice that your acne is getting worse even with proper care, contact your dermatologist for an appointment. 
April 13, 2020
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Acne  

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.
Contact us
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