Are you frustrated with your complexion? Do you worry about the impact of blemishes on your skin? Acne is an extremely common but diverse skin condition. Although it is commonly associated with puberty and our teenage years, it can impact anyone at almost any time. Explore your treatment options and learn more about the specifics of this condition during a consultation with us at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA!
What Is Acne?
Acne is a broad term for a skin condition that causes blemishes on the skin. While it most commonly occurs on the face, it may occur on nearly any area of the body, such as the arms, back, or chest.
Each person experiences these blemishes differently, and they may occur as:
- Pimples (pustules)
Acne blemishes may occur differently on different areas of the body.
What Causes It?
Acne is the result of clogged pores. Our skin is covered in pores, and our body and skin naturally form oil. The body also naturally sheds dead skin cells. However, if the body produces too much oil, these dead skin cells may become trapped, resulting in a clogged pore and eventually a blemish.
There are certain factors that may influence the presence of acne, such as:
- Fluctuating hormone levels
- Greasy substances on the skin
- Oily substances on the skin
Acne is most often considered a teenage experience, but it may become a chronic experience at any age. Although these things may not cause acne directly, they may trigger flare ups or breakouts.
When Should I Seek Medical Care?
Acne may not necessarily be cured, but it can be managed. Although there are many over-the-counter treatment options available, they may not help you achieve the results you desire. When seeking the professional care and opinion of a dermatologist like Dr. Nunnally, you can trust you are receiving the best possible care to better understand your condition and treatment choices.
A consultation with us in Baton Rouge can help you on your journey for clearer skin. They can help you determine what may be causing your condition as well as recommended the best treatments for you and your experiences.
It is important to remember these treatment options may not provide instant results. It often requires consistent and regular treatment, and the results are often gradual.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Acne is a common but frustrating skin condition, but treatment options are available. Contact us today at Nunnally Dermatology and schedule your consultation to learn more about this condition and potential treatment options. Dr. Donna Nunnally and her dedicated staff proudly serve you from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are committed to helping you achieve the skin you desire!