Acne Specialist

Texas Skin Center

Dermatology Clinic located in Pearland, Houston, & Kingwood, TX

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 three convenient locations in Houston, Pearland, and Kingwood, 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.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

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:

  • Excess oil production within your skin
  • Excess hormone activity
  • Bacteria on the surface of your skin
  • Hair follicles that become clogged with the excess oil, dead skin, and bacteria

Other factors may contribute to worsening symptoms, such as:

  • An increase in androgens (hormones) during puberty
  • Certain types of medications
  • Stress levels
  • A diet high in carbohydrates and dairy products

Acne is not the result of poor hygiene or the use of most cosmetics.

When should I see a dermatologist for my acne?

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.

What acne treatments are effective?

Depending on your type of acne and your skin type, Dr. Sedrak may prescribe any of the following treatments:

  • Topical medications such as retinoids, salicylic acid, and antibiotic ointments to reduce bacteria
  • Oral medications such as antibiotics that reduce severe bacteria and fight inflammation
  • Laser and light therapies
  • Chemical peels
  • Extraction of blackheads, whiteheads, and pus-filled nodules

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 three Houston area locations, or book an appointment online, today.