Tips to Prevent and Treat Acne

Prevent AcneIf you’re experiencing an acne breakout, whether it’s a single pimple or a significant flare up, you want a solution that works quickly. Additionally, you want a treatment that can reduce the likelihood of developing blemishes in the future and will minimize the risk of scarring. Dr. Adam J. Mamelak and Dr. Miriam L. Hanson, our board certified dermatologists, utilize the most advanced techniques available to address acne of all types. Medical intervention can help with more complex cases, but in many instances you can take simple steps to help treat and prevent pimples with over-the-counter products and a few lifestyle changes.

Clear skin begins with excellent hygiene. We recommend you wash your face twice daily, morning and night, using warm (but not hot) water. Showering and washing your hair daily can also help to limit acne development on the scalp and body. If you find that you breakout during exams, special occasions, and other stressful events, try meditation and other stress-management techniques to help calm you during these times of anxiety. Use skin care, makeup, and sunscreen products that are non-comedogenic. And remember, you should never pop, pick, or squeeze a blemish, as this can cause scarring.

Even with great care, you may still experience acne. If over-the-counter treatments prove ineffective, we offer topical and oral medication, chemical peels, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and other state-of-the-art techniques designed to heal pimples and achieve healthier, smoother skin. If you suffer from acne scarring, we have a comprehensive selection of scar reduction options that can be customized to suit your needs and goals. We understand that acne can feel debilitating, but there is help.

We can help advise and guide you toward blemish-free skin. Contact us today for more information on acne treatment tips and techniques or to schedule a consultation.

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