Our Acne Treatment
What is Acne?
Acne, or acne vulgaris, is the chronic or recurrent skin disease in which dead skin cells and oily sebum clog up pores (hair follicles) of the skin which leads to an inflammatory response. Most people are affected for some time during their lives, with acne typically occurring during the onset and peak of puberty.
Acne can appear on the skin as blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps (pimples and zits), pustules, papules, or cysts. This condition is not serious, yet can lead to psychological stress and physical scarring if left untreated.
What Causes Acne?
The American Dermatological Association has determined a variety of factors that are the fundamental causes of acne. From heightened androgen hormones during youth to a genetic predisposition of increased sebaceous (oily) glands, the derivatives of acne can be far and wide. Cosmetics, certain medications, diet, and stress can also lead to the degradation and worsening skin condition of a patient already dealing with acne.
Despite all these factors, the same principle that creates the actual inflammatory response of acne remains the same: the clogging of pores with dead skin cells and sebaceous oils. Once trapped in these follicles, acne vulgaris bacteria can use the oils and dead cells as energy to multiply and cause further inflammation.
When Do You Need a Consultation?
Early signs of acne can be treated through over-the-counter medications. However, for moderate to severe acne, or if treatment methods have not proven effective, it’s best to discuss treatment options with an experienced medical professional.
Your Acne Treatment Consultation
During your visit, we will examine the skin areas affected by acne and assess its severity. We will ask you about all previous medications, remedies, and treatments you have used to attempt to address your acne. We will also look over your medical history.
Based on our findings, we will create an acne treatment plan for you. We will discuss the details of this course of treatment, and we will be happy to answer all questions.
Acne Treatment Cost
The cost of your acne treatment will depend on the details of the treatment plan. You might only need to pay for a prescription, or you may need to cover the price of a medical-grade acne treatment.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you want to learn more about effective treatments for acne in Roseville, pay us a visit at Placer Dermatology. We will be available for a detailed consultation, so contact us today to arrange your appointment!