Austin Dermatologists Reveal How to Effectively Treat Different Types of Acne

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Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson of Sanova Dermatology discuss the various treatment options available for those suffering from minor to severe cases of acne.

Austin, TX—According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition affecting people in the United States. At Sanova Dermatology, Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson frequently diagnose patients with the chronic condition, helping them find the most beneficial solution possible. The dermatologists customize each treatment plan to the individual’s needs, considering what may have caused their acne, as well as the severity of their condition.

A major component Drs. Mamelak and Hanson observe when determining the right treatment for a patient is the type of acne they have. The mildest forms are non-inflammatory and are known as “comedones,” which includes whiteheads and blackheads. More severe types of acne include papules, nodules, and cysts. These inflamed and often painful blemishes can last for weeks, if not months. The Austin dermatologists emphasize the need for treating these cases to prevent potential scarring.

When it comes to treating acne, Drs. Mamelak and Hanson offer a wide range of options to help virtually any case. For mild to moderate acne, they encourage patients to utilize over-the-counter topical products, as these products contain ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide that can often be sufficient for clearing blemishes. If a patient does not see improvement, or if they suffer from more severe acne, the dermatologists point out that oral medications like antibiotics or Accutane may be more appropriate. Alternatively, they recognize photodynamic therapy (PDT) and chemical peels as helping many patients find relief from their breakouts.

Overall, Drs. Mamelak and Hanson recommend patients make use of over-the-counter acne products, avoid picking at pimples, and seek a qualified dermatologist if they do not see any improvement, for they may require a more advanced method of treatment.

About Sanova Dermatology

At Sanova Dermatology, patients can choose from a comprehensive range of skin care solutions. The practice is managed by board-certified dermatologists Adam J. Mamelak, MD, FRCPC, FAAD and Miriam L. Hanson, MD, FAAD, who have undergone extensive training in a variety of conditions affecting the skin. They strive to create a professional yet caring atmosphere, as they work to help patients of all skin types achieve healthy, beautiful skin. The dermatologists are available for interview upon request.

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Sanova Dermatology
Plaza North Building
12319 North Mopac Expy., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 837-DERM (3376)

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