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How Do Dermatologists Treat Acne?

Your dermatologists in Staunton, Raphine, Afton, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, can help you enjoy clear skin

Acne breakouts can be a pain. They often happen at an inconvenient time and can make you self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, your dermatologist is an expert at treating acne. In fact, acne is one of the most common reasons people seek out a dermatologist.

The dermatologists at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics provide a wide range of skincare services, including acne treatment. They have several convenient locations in Staunton, Raphine, Afton, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, to help you enjoy clear skin.

Acne breakouts can happen from stress, hormonal changes, dietary issues, and other causes. They are caused when pores become blocked by dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess oil. Acne blemishes can look like blackheads, whiteheads, or large, painful bumps known as cystic acne.

When you have an acne breakout, don’t try to pop or pick the blemish, because this may leave scarring. Instead, contact your dermatologist for professional acne treatment.

Your dermatologist may recommend:

Benzoyl peroxide topical products, used to treat mild acne; this medication unblocks pores and is great for blackheads or whiteheads.

Topical and oral antibiotics, used to treat the underlying bacteria causing a skin infection.

Isotretinoin products, used to treat cystic acne; this medication is an excellent choice to clear up severe acne.

Complete extraction of the blemish using a metal tool. This is a good choice for small acne blemishes.

Laser light therapy, used to reduce acne bacteria and give you clear skin. Lasers are also used in skin resurfacing to fade or eliminate acne scars.

Chemical peels to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads; chemical peels can also resurface your skin to fade or eliminate acne scarring.

To learn more about dermatology treatments for acne, talk with the experts. Call the dermatologists at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics. You can reach them in any of their five locations in Staunton, Raphine, Afton, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, by calling (540) 885-4500, so call today.

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1600 N Coalter St #19
Staunton, VA 24401

10950 Rockfish Valley Highway, Suite C
Afton, VA 22920

45 Commerce Park Drive
Raphine, VA 24472

16 Ivy Ridge Lane, Suite 138
Fishersville, VA 22939

400 S Magnolia Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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