Acne is something that plagues people of all ages, not just teenagers. When conventional treatments fail to provide satisfactory results, the answer could be professional acne treatment from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Carp. Dr. Carp treats cases of acne in patients from throughout the Akron, Cleveland and Canton areas at his Green and Beachwood, OH clinics.
What Is Acne?
Most people know that their skin is covered with numerous pores. When these pores become plugged, it can lead to whiteheads and blackheads. For the average individual, this happens on the face, neck, back, and upper arms. If the plugged pores continue to produce oils, then it can result in inflammation and bacteria growth, which may create acne (inflamed cysts and pustules).
Benefits of Acne Treatment
The primary benefit of professional acne treatment is helping adults and teens control their outbreaks. Patients will often enjoy benefits such as the following:
- A reduced chance of acne scarring
- Fewer breakouts
- Less severe breakouts
- Healthy looking skin
- Little or no downtime after treatments
- The ability to treat medication-resistant acne
What Acne Treatments Are Available?
All of our patients will begin this process with an initial consultation. Dr. Carp will help you explore which treatment options will be most effective for your own unique situation. This may include chemical peels, prescription ointments, non-prescription ointments, injections, oral prescriptions, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing.
How Do I Know When I Need a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?
Nearly everyone is going to get some form of acne in their lifetime, typically between the ages of 12 and 17. Individuals may need a doctor’s care if they have the following characteristics:
- They have painful, puss-filled lesions in addition to whiteheads and blackheads
- The acne is leaving behind scars
- Their acne is making them shy or uncomfortable
- Acne is lowering their quality of life
- Over-the-counter products are not working
- Those with dark skin notice a patch of darker or lighter skin after the lesions clear
Can My Acne Be Cured/Cleared Up?
Almost every single case of acne can be cured with the proper techniques and products. Dr. Carp can help you come up with a personalized treatment plan to clear out current acne and prevent outbreaks in the future.
Is Acne Caused by Poor Hygiene or Diet?
Modern studies show that there is no direct correlation between one’s diet and acne, but it is always a good idea to have a well-balanced diet comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, even patients that are rigorous about their hygiene habits and their diet can still develop severe acne.
Any adults that are currently struggling with acne should immediately consult with Dr. Carp to understand the causes of their acne and their treatment options.
Is Acne Treatment Just for Cosmetic Reasons?
Outside of rare cases of severe infections, acne will never pose a threat to one’s physical health. When left untreated, however, it can lead to scarring that will affect an individual’s confidence. Patients may not realize that medical and non-medical treatments are more effective than ever, and can clear almost every case of acne. This is why everyone should take the time to explore their own treatment options.
How Do You Treat Acne Scars?
There are a number of treatments that can be used to reduce the visibility of acne scars that have already developed including the following:
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost?
Acne treatment is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make acne treatment affordable and accessible for everyone, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center offers financing options. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Don’t struggle with acne treatments that are ineffective. Instead, trust your care to Dr. Steven Carp of Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center in Green and Cleveland, OH. Patients in Akron, Beachwood and Canton are urged to contact us for a consultation.