What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S., impacting approximately 60 million people every year. Many people experience mild acne and may be able to control it with prescription drugs and a steady at-home cleansing regimen; however, others have it so badly that scarring may occur. Acne normally is a combination of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, little cysts, and other itchy, red, and swollen areas on the skin. Caused by dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores, teenagers most commonly are seen with acne; however, it can last up into the 40s. Acne most commonly shows up on the face, chest, and back. To regain a healthy, glowing look, Dr. Vladyslava Doktor at Skin Center Boston can provide numerous therapy choices, ranging from personalized at-home cleansing methods to medications and laser treatments.
What Causes Acne?
A "flare-up" of acne could occur for many different reasons, including hormonal changes related to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Certain medications and drugs could also lead to acne. Stress and an unhealthy diet have also been linked to causing acne. At Skin Center Boston in Boston, MA, highly skilled dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor can help patients diagnose the cause of their acne flare-ups and develop a treatment.
How Is Acne Treated?
Certain research suggests that over-the-counter drugs cannot treat severe acne effectively. Skin Center Boston offers a variety of treatment alternatives to control and manage acne and clear its standard symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription drugs, such as specialized creams, might help. There are also oral antibiotics, which can help reduce symptoms. Besides topical and oral prescriptions, laser therapies have also proven effective for many patients. Not only can a laser therapy help to deep clean and attack dead skin cells beneath the top skin layer, but it can also decrease redness and other pigmentation issues linked with acne. Dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor may suggest additional treatments, like chemical peels, that could help rejuvenate the skin.
Clear Up Your Acne
If you're sick of covering your acne and tired of the physical pain, embarrassment, and emotional distress that can come from this condition, we invite you to contact Skin Center Boston to schedule a consultation today. Dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor can provide you a comprehensive skin analysis and make a personalized treatment plan to help clear your complexion and ease your mind.
What Are the Acne Symptoms?
Acne symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on the type of acne they have and its severity. Blemishes are a common, observable symptom of acne and come in many diverse forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, papules (raised bumps on the skin) and nodules (lumps under the skin), and the pimples people most commonly identify with acne (pustules). Every sort of blemish will have to be treated accordingly, depending on the patient and how severe their acne is. Studies show that acne may also cause emotional symptoms, like low self-confidence and depression. Other symptoms related to acne are dark areas on the skin and lasting scars.
"Dr. Doktor and staff were so welcoming! The overall quality of care and attentiveness made my experience the best I've had with a dermatology office. I received a chemical peel after being educated on them by Dr. Doktor and absolutely loved it. My skin is glowing and so fresh!"- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2021
"The practice was very clean and professional, and I'm happy with my appointment and recommendations / prescriptions from Dr. Doktor. She recommended topicals for my acne and suggested more intense treatments that I could think about to clear up scarring. I'm looking forward to seeing how my skin responds!"- S.J. / Google / Jul 20, 2021
"I had a great first experience with Dr. Doktor and Kirstie! The office is beautiful and everyone was so nice. I was seen quickly and went over my current skin/skincare routine with the doctor to determine a solution for my mild acne. I even got a quick shot to ease a large cystic pimple on the spot. It was easy and I walked out feeling confident about the future of my skin :)"- B.J. / Google / Dec 20, 2021
"Dr Doktor has treated my teenage daughter for break-outs and acne. She conducted the examination with sensitivity and empathy. The treatment prescribed was a simple regime and affordable. Creating the right balance rather than buying and trying product after product has made all the difference. I cannot believe the results without any oral drugs. My daughter is literally glowing with a clear skin and a new confidence. Results are so good that I convinced my son to consult with dr Doktor too. This review cannot be complete without mentioning the very friendly, professional and helpful staff. From the first phone call to help with filling out the last details on the forms, the experience was wonderful."- G.W. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
"The doctor has been great! With a quick and thorough consultaion. Looking forward to see how well the prescriptions work for me. Edit- got my acne cleared and had my skin care routine set. Doctor was super nice and patient with all my queries. Amazing experience"- N. / Google / Nov 03, 2022
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