Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged or plugged hair follicles beneath the skin. It presents itself in three forms: mild, moderate, and severe, often resulting from stress, genetics, poor diet, lack of skincare, hormonal imbalance, excessive oil production, and certain medications such as corticosteroids. When you visit Savannah Dermatology Clinic in Savannah, GA, acne treatments will be discussed by Dr. Adam Pritzker once he performs a comprehensive skin assessment. Acne treatments may include topical creams, oral antibiotics, or a combination of both.
Which Acne Treatment Is Best For You?
Nobody wants pus-filled nodules or painful cysts on their back, face, or neck, let alone anywhere else on their body. It's important not to pick, scratch, or further aggravate your spots when they appear, and frequently keep these areas clean for prevention. Consider acne treatments in Savannah, GA, to boost confidence and ultimately clear your skin. During your visit to our office, Dr. Pritzker determines which acne treatment is best for you. He may suggest the following:
- Topical Antibiotics - they work to kill bacteria and help reduce pore infections while keeping them open. Some include clindamycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, and erythromycin.
- Oral Antibiotics - they reduce inflammation, and depending on the type prescribed can also prevent clogging of hair follicles and bacterial infection. They even balance hormones. Some include azithromycin, tetracycline, and amoxicillin.
Acne can also be treated with a combination of the two. Chemical peels, come-dome (black and white head) extraction, and light therapy are examples of additional treatments.
Don't feel discouraged by acne any longer. It's a treatable condition, regardless of how chronic the problem has become. If you live in the Savannah, GA, area, acne treatments will be addressed by Dr. Pritzker during your initial consultation at our office. He'll ask about family history and lifestyle choices, like diet, exercise, and medication use before performing a skin assessment. For more information about other conditions treated and services provided by Savannah Dermatology Clinic, visit our website. Please call 912-352-8974 for appointment scheduling.