Acne isn’t just a teenage problem. Regardless of your age, it can cause scarring to your skin and your self-esteem. Joseph Sedrak, MD, and the caring team at Texas Skin Center, with four convenient locations in Houston, Pearland, Kingwood, and Webster, Texas, are experts in the field of dermatology. Dr. Sedrak diagnoses and treats acne so you can get relief from the frustration and embarrassment of acne outbreaks. He creates a treatment plan based on your individual needs so you can get long-term relief. Call the office closest to you to schedule an appointment or book online today.
When your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, you get whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Despite what many people think about greasy foods causing acne, the four main causes of acne are:
Other factors may contribute to worsening symptoms, such as:
Acne is not the result of poor hygiene or the use of most cosmetics.
Sometimes over-the-counter acne remedies aren’t enough to reduce pimples and breakouts. Or, you could be using the wrong type of acne treatment for your specific type of acne. Additionally, washing and scrubbing your skin too much may actually be making your acne worse.
If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to get rid of acne or reduce breakouts, Dr. Sedrak can help. With more than 10 years as a leader in the field of dermatology, Dr. Sedrak determines the underlying causes of your acne and creates a personalized treatment plan that delivers the maximum benefits. Since acne isn’t a one-treatment-fits-all condition, a professional dermatologist can help you get the effective solutions you need to relieve symptoms long term.
Depending on your type of acne and your skin type, Dr. Sedrak may prescribe any of the following treatments:
Additionally, you may need to avoid irritants that make your acne worse. These may include greasy sunscreens and creams, hairstyling products, or cosmetic concealers. Products that are water-based or noncomedogenic are less likely to contribute to acne breakouts.
If you regularly deal with acne, or you have a teenager who’s self-esteem is being affected by moderate or severe breakouts, Dr. Sedrak can provide the treatment you need to get relief. Schedule a consultation by phone, at any of the four Houston area locations, or book an appointment online, today.