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Fight acne by teaming with your dermatologist in Milpitas


Acne is one of the most prevalent skin conditions seen by dermatologists. This condition is most often associated with the teen years. However, acne is not only a teen problem. It is also not the result of a lack of cleanliness and may develop even in the person who is mindful of what he or she eats on a regular basis. The potential causes of acne are as complex as the various commercial lotions and creams touted as efficient acne-fighters.

Many people find themselves wondering what, if any, acne treatment will finally clear their breakouts. Determining the "right" treatment for acne is not easy, which is why the fastest road to clear skin is with your dermatologist in the Milpitas area. The team at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery understands that every person is different. Each of our patients receives care that is tailored to his or her skin type and concerns. With personalized care, it becomes possible to handle acne and reduce the risk of scarring.

Over-the-counter acne products

In most drugstores, one can find shelf after shelf devoted to products designed to fight acne. The ease in which commercial products can be obtained, and their low price, can make them very appealing when breakouts occur. The problem with commercial products is that they lack the oversight of a qualified physician. Individuals who want to use a commercial acne treatment are encouraged to check ingredients carefully and use the product only as directed.

Most commercial acne medications contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, each of which is powerful in the fight against acne. At the same time, it is possible that such ingredients can irritate already inflamed skin, especially if overuse occurs. Another common practice that can exacerbate acne problems is over-cleansing or using aggressive rubbing when washing the face. If acne does not respond or becomes worse with over-the-counter treatment, professional dermatologic care is recommended.

Professional help achieves results

When acne is severe or persistent, the risk of scarring is increased. The team at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery provides patients personalized care for mild to severe acne. We offer a variety of treatments, ranging from topical creams to in-office procedures, enabling us to address each person's need with precision.

Prompt attention for acne leads to clearer skin, a reduced risk of scarring, and improved confidence. Receive outstanding care by contacting us in Milpitas or Fremont.

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