Acne Treatment

Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Acne Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX

Many teenagers and young adults are plagued by acne–small bumps on the face, neck, or chest that sometimes become inflamed. Acne is caused by an overproduction of oil in the glands that result in clogged pores. These bumps can be white, black, or dark red in color. Clear Lake Dermatology offers acne treatments for patients in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area.

Hormonal changes are thought to stimulate the glands into producing more oil than necessary, which is why acne often occurs among teens. Those who have a family history of acne or are exposed to oily skin products are more likely to develop this condition. Excessive sweating may bring on acute acne flare-ups, which is why regular cleansing is an important preventative measure. Some people may experience flare-ups after eating certain foods such as chocolate and cola.

Acne Treatment

Many over-the-counter products have been designed to help control acne, and usually contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help dry up excess oils. When these skin care products fail to control acne, more advanced medications or treatments might be needed. A few choices that might be suggested by our doctors include prescription-strength creams, oral medications, laser therapy, or chemical peels.

Acne Post-Treatment

Those who suffer from acute acne may need to continue using a prescription-strength cream even after noticing improvement. You should not pick at acne bumps, as doing so could cause them to spread; in some cases, it could even lead to permanent scarring. Women may need to wear makeup specially designed for oily or sensitive skin to keep this condition from becoming worse. Some people find their acne improves after exposure to sunlight or artificial rays from a tanning bed.

Those who find themselves unable to treat this problem on their own should make an appointment at Clear Lake Dermatology to discuss the available treatment options.

Our Medical Dermatology Services

Acne Treatment
Actinic Keratosis
Alopecia Areata
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Contact Dermatitis
Drug Eruptions
Dysplastic moles
Genital Warts
Herpes Simplex
Lupus Erythematosus
Skin Biopsy
Skin Cancer Screening
Malignant Melanoma
Molluscum contagiosum
Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic Keratoses
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tinea Treatment
Viral Eruptions