Everyone wants blemish-free skin, but for many, clear skin does not come naturally. Acne usually makes its first appearance on the youthful skin of adolescents during puberty. This is a time when hormones are changing and the body is transforming to take on the appearance of an adult. Although acne is highly common during this time period, it can still be a source of embarrassment. To make matters worse, acne can follow teens into adulthood, plaguing them with unsightly pimples and blemishes during their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Fortunately, there are Elkton acne treatments available to help people who struggle with acne – whether teenagers or adults.
Did you know…
that according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the number one skin problem in the U.S.? In fact, as many as 50 million people are thought to suffer from the condition at any time – including teens, adults, and even babies. Of those, 17 million are thought to suffer from acne on an ongoing basis. It can strike anyone at anytime. Even adults who have never had skin problems can suddenly be stricken with adult-onset acne. The AAD reports that adult-onset acne can occur as late as menopause, when many women are experiencing skin problems as a result of hormonal changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Elkton acne treatments?
You may be a candidate for professional acne treatment if you are bothered by skin blemishes, pimples, cysts or nodules that do not respond to over-the-counter acne treatments.
What should I expect when being treated for acne?
Dr. Scheiner will analyze your skin and ask you questions about your acne, such as when it first appeared. Based on your initial exam, the physician will ‘grade’ your acne between 1 and 4, with 1 representing the mildest acne and 4 representing the most severe cases. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your acne and what types of treatments you have already tried. More than likely, you’ll be prescribed a topical acne treatment to either kill bacteria or minimize oil. However, you may also be given oral medications to help control acne, such as an antibiotic, birth control pills, or isotretinoin. These medical office visits and prescription medications are processed through your health insurance.
You may also wish to supplement the medical treatments with facial services in our office with our aestheticians. Our aestheticians can provide acne facials with cleansing, extractions, chemical peels, and other services as well as recommendations for skin care products and routines. These services are not covered by insurance and are paid out of pocket, but can be very helpful.