Acne in Boston, MA

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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.

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