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Up to 50 million people in the United States are affected by acne every year. This common skin condition affects your appearance and may impait your self-esteem and self-confidence. However, acne is very treatable, and the team at Associated Dermatologists in Berkley, Commerce, Novi, and West Bloomfield, Michigan, specialize in acne care. They offer many treatment options and create personalized plans to help you get clearer skin. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Acne occurs when your skin’s pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It predominantly affects the face, chest, and back. You can develop acne at any age, but it most often occurs during the teen years.

Acne blemishes include:

Small or large red, tender, or painful bumps
Cystic lesions
Hormones, stress, and certain medications may trigger or worsen your acne. Diet choices also affect skin health and may contribute to your breakouts.

When should I seek medical help for my acne?
If your acne is mild, you may be able to clear up your blemishes with over-the-counter therapies containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. If your acne is moderate to severe, you should seek medical help from the experts at Associated Dermatologists.

Professional treatment from the team may help clear up your blemishes and prevent long-term side effects such as acne scars.

What happens during an acne consultation?
The team at Associated Dermatologists takes a personalized approach to care. When you come in to discuss your acne and treatment options, they spend time talking to you about your skin and your concerns so they can develop the most effective treatment plan.

During your consultation, the team also reviews your medical history, family history, and the types of medications and supplements you take. They also closely examine your skin and blemishes.

How is acne treated?
Associated Dermatologists customizes your acne treatment plan to best fit your needs and helps you get clear, unblemished, acne-free skin as quickly as possible.

Some of the acne treatments available include:

Topical medications (retinoids, topical antibiotics, salicylic acid)
Oral medications (antibiotics, isotretinoin)
Light therapy
There is no need for you to simply let your acne “run its course.”

Associated Dermatologists also specializes in cosmetic dermatology and offers many innovative therapies to clear up your skin, including microneedling, chemical peels, and HydraFacial®.

The full-service dermatology practice also provides laser resurfacing treatments for patients with acne scars.

There’s no need for you to simply let your acne “run its course.” With help from the experts at Associated Dermatologists, you can improve the look of your skin and prevent long-term skin problems. For expert acne care, call or book an appointment online today.