Treating Your Acne

How your dermatologist in Bend, OR, can help you enjoy clear skin

Acne doesn’t discriminate. It affects both men and women, teens, and adults. Acne breakouts can make you self-conscious and want to hide. Fortunately, your dermatologist is an expert at treating acne, so you can get back out into the world.

Dr. Gerald Peters at Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR, provides a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including acne treatment, to help you enjoy clear skin.

There are a few factors which can make you more susceptible to acne breakouts. These include:

  • High-stress levels
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dietary changes

Acne occurs because your pores have become plugged with dead skin cells, bacteria, excess oil, and dirt. Acne can show up in many different forms, including:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Cystic acne

Remember that when you have an acne breakout, don’t try to pop or pick at your blemishes. Popping and picking can transfer bacteria to other areas of your skin, and can leave scarring. Your dermatologist has the answers you need to treat acne. Common professional treatments include:

Benzoyl peroxide topical products for mild acne, to unblock pores. It’s a great treatment option for blackheads or whiteheads.

Topical and oral antibiotics, to treat the underlying bacteria causing a skin infection. These can help with cystic acne.

Isotretinoin products, to treat cystic acne. This medication is an excellent option to clear up severe acne.

Complete extraction of the blemish using a metal tool. Extraction treatment is a good choice for small acne blemishes.

Laser light therapy, to reduce acne bacteria and improve the appearance of your skin. Laser therapy can also be used to fade or eliminate acne scars.

Chemical peels, to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. Chemical peels can also be helpful to treat acne scarring.

To discover more about how your dermatologist can treat acne so you can enjoy clear skin, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Gerald Peters at Peters Dermatology Center in Bend, OR. You can reach him in the office by calling (541) 323-7546, so call today.

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