Acne Vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs in various forms including open comedonal or blackhead acne, closed comedonal or white head acne and inflammatory or cystic acne. Acne can be limited to the face or involve the shoulders and chest. Often thought of as an issue of adolescent skin, adult acne is actually quite common. Acne can be uncomfortable, can scar, and can have an impact on self-esteem.
The treatment of acne should be tailored to an individual‘s expectations and tolerance of treatment. We offer management ranging from topical therapy with peroxides, antibiotics and retinols (Retin A), to oral therapy with antibiotics, antifungals and hormonal therapy. For our most difficult acne patients we can offer isotretinoin (Accutane), a medication that requires commitment and monitoring but can be completely curative.
The challenges of successful acne therapy have taught us to coordinate care with aestheticians for adjunct services like microdermabrasion, and have expanded our interest in medical grade cosmetic lines and cosmetic dermatology.