Treating Your Chronic Acne
By SOUTH COUNTY DERMATOLOGY
April 04, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Treating Your Chronic Acne: How your dermatologists in RI, can helpacne

Acne is one of the most annoying, troublesome skin conditions you can have. It affects both teenagers and adults and is the most common skin condition in this country, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione at South County Dermatology want to share their knowledge about acne and acne treatment. They have several convenient office locations in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Barrington, and Westerly, RI, to serve your skin care needs.

Acne can cause several different skin formations including:

  • Blackheads or whiteheads
  • Papules or pustules
  • Cysts or nodules

Many people have acne and don’t treat it. This may be a bad idea because acne can cause dark spots or permanent scarring. Acne also can make you lose your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Dermatologists begin by grading your acne. Grade 1 is mild acne, going up to grade 4, which is severe acne. If you have mild, grade 1 acne, with just a few blemishes, many over-the-counter products may work well for you. Make sure the products contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which can help to unblock pores and clear up small blemishes.

For moderate to severe acne, grades 2 through 4, you need to visit your dermatologists at South County Dermatology. They offer several effective treatments to reduce or eliminate acne blemishes. They may recommend:

  • Topical and oral antibiotic medications to treat the underlying infection in your pores
  • Professional strength benzoyl peroxide products to reduce or eliminate blockage in your pores
  • Tretinoin to unplug your pores and eliminate whiteheads and blackheads
  • Extraction using a small instrument to completely remove whiteheads and blackheads
  • Acne treatments for women with hormone-related acne

You don’t have to hide your face because of unsightly acne. There is help to clear your face, so pick up the phone and call Dr. Robert Dyer and Dr. Vincent Criscione at South County Dermatology, with offices in East Greenwich, Narragansett, Barrington, and Westerly, RI. Get rid of acne for good by calling today!

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