Acne Treatments

Though there is still so much to learn about our skin and our health, we truly are getting better at understanding what makes us tick. And that’s great for those of us who struggle with acne. Knowledge is power, and understanding more about how our skin works can help us choose the correct treatments to kick acne to the curb. Keep reading to learn more about acne and how we can help you fight it.

Truly, there is no one cause of acne. When we say that everyone’s acne is different, we mean it. Some acne can be caused by an imbalance of hormones, while others can be caused by bacteria from your hands or your cell phone infiltrating your beautiful skin. Because there are so many causes, there are also many treatments that may help. What works for your friend may not work for you, so keep in mind that a little trial and error may be necessary to get the proper treatment down.

Who can be treated?

Generally, acne is almost universal among teenagers living in the western world, and acne can impact self confidence in crucial stages of life. Some people may not be bothered by a spot or two, while others feel they shouldn’t need to wear makeup every day. We think that if you’re bothered by acne, no matter how old you are, it’s worth looking at proper treatment.

It may be time to look at seeing a professional if acne is:

  • causing self-esteem issues
  • leaving scars behind
  • leading to dark spots on the skin
  • is pervasive, or consisting of cysts or nodules
  • persistent, and not going away after use of over-the-counter treatments

How do you treat it?

As we said above, every patient’s acne is different. Your treatment will be determined on a one-by-one basis. We consider the three main factors that cause acne breakouts: excess oil production, bacteria growth, and clogged pores.

Depending on your skin and how the acne presents itself, you may be recommended a few different options that may include:

  • products that contain active ingredients like Retin-A
  • skin care regimens and product recommendations
  • oral antibiotics
  • light chemical peels

Give us a call today at (281) 494-0034 to learn more about how we can help you fight acne.

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Dear Patients,

It is with bittersweet emotion that I am announcing the impending closure of my medical practice, Carr Dermatology, on May 12th. It has been a privilege to be your dermatologist over the years. If you need to see me for care before that date, please call 281-494-0034 to schedule an appointment. Medical records will be available from DermSurgery Associates after May 12, 2023. I am referring patients to Dr. Ryan Riahi and Dr. Noori Kim. Both are board-certified Dermatologist. They will be able to assist with your Dermatological care. Here is their contact information.

Dr. Ryan Riahi: 281-491-9278
address: 1415 Hwy 6 South C-400, Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Dr. Noori Kim: 713-771-8941
address: 7500 Beechnut Street Suite 290, Houston, Texas 77074

Again, thank you for the privilege and honor of serving you as your Dermatologist. l am truly grateful.

Pam Carr, MD