Acne is the most common skin disorder in America, affecting over 40 million people. For this reason, the Georgia Dermatology Center has set itself apart in the treatment of acne. Above anything else, Dr. Alexander Gross understands that people suffering from acne want a solution now. As a comprehensive dermatology center that focuses on skin diseases, he will not only help you understand your acne, he will find a solution that works for you. With top-of-the-line laser treatments, as well as state-of-art skin care technologies, you can rest assured that Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, GA, offers the very best  acne treatments that the Atlanta area has available

Don’t Suffer With the Effects of Acne

Acne on femaleIf you are one of the many people who deal with acne on a continuous basis, you know the embarrassment it can cause. Acne is a skin condition that typically causes pimples, as well as whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin. Most often it is related to hormonal changes due to adolescence, but adults can deal with acne as well.

In fact, there can be many variables, such as skin type and hormone levels, associated with individual types of acne. When your skin is in balance, it is the healthiest.  Research has shown that the four main causes of acne are excess oil, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation/irritation. Heredity, hormones, menstruation, and emotional stress can trigger or make acne worse. Sunburn, shaving, over-dryness, and their topical remedies, as well as cosmetics, may also clog the pores and foster imbalance. Contrary to popular belief, research indicates that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods are not causes of acne.  As well, sunburn, shaving, overdryness, and their topical remedies, as well as cosmetics, may also clog the pores and foster imbalance. Overall, the more irritation your skin experiences, the more likely it is to break out.  This is why it’s important to visit a board certified dermatologist like Dr. Gross, who can educate you on what type of acne you have, and then create a customized skin care regimen for your unique skin.

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When it comes to giving you relief from acne, treatment often depends on the type of acne. Below is a brief summary of each type.

Treatments for Acne

Dr. Gross will recommend a treatment which will include a twice daily cleansing regimen using a gentle cleanser, potentially with a salicytic acid component, to remove excess sebum, oil that the body creates to keep skin from drying out. Patients should avoid excessive cleansing, harsh cleansers, and hot water, as it can irritate skin and worsen acne. As acne bacteria cannot survive in the presence of concentrated oxygen, treatment may also include a medicated topical ointment or lotion containing benzoyl peroxide, which penetrates the skin and delivers oxygen. In cases with extreme, widespread, and potentially scarring acne, Dr. Gross may prescribe an oral antibiotic or the medication Accutane, which he closely monitors over the course of your care.

Don’t suffer with the effects of acne. Georgia Dermatology Center offers custom treatment regimens for acne consisting of topical medications and other special treatments.