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Acne treatment in Frisco, TX

Acne is not just a cosmetic problem. Along with skin redness and painful pimples, it can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Studies have shown it can even lead to social anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options to help you control your acne and finally get the clear skin you’ve always wanted!

Conquer Severe Acne

At Rodgers Dermatology, we understand that acne and acne scarring can seriously affect your life. Whether you struggle with an occasional breakout, mild acne, or severe acne cysts, Dr. Rodgers and the providers at Rodgers Dermatology will design a personalized plan for treating acne and preventing long-lasting skin discoloration or acne scars. 

You don’t have to suffer with embarrassing acne any longer.  Schedule your appointment with Dr. Rodgers at Rodgers Dermatology in Frisco, Texas today!

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What Causes Acne?

While many people believe that acne is caused by things such as diet and exercise, it’s most often caused by a buildup of oil beneath the surface of the skin that becomes trapped in hair follicles. This oil, called sebum, is generated by your sebaceous glands. When it mixes with dead skin cells to plug the pores, it causes the skin to become red and inflamed. When bacteria are introduced into the clogged pore, additional infection and inflammation can occur, increasing the appearance of the acne lesions on the patient’s skin. Some people have particularly acne-prone skin or may suffer from musculoskeletal and skin diseases that increase their risk of acne breakouts.

There are several types of acne that patients at Rodgers Dermatology may experience, though the most common, acne vulgaris, produces the most common acne symptoms, including:

  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Nodules
  • Cysts

During an initial exam, Dr. Rodgers will determine the type of acne the patient may be suffering from and prescribe the recommended treatment option to reduce the symptoms and treat the condition. We will also rule out the possibility of skin diseases, rashes, allergies, or other severe skin reactions.

Treating Acne: FAQ

There are many questions about acne, prescription acne treatments, and long-term solutions for acne scarring. View some of the most common questions about acne risk factors below, and contact our Frisco, Texas office with any additional questions or concerns.

Absolutely! Hormonal acne can affect anyone, though it is most common during puberty and amongst menstruating and menopausal women. You may also discover that acne occurs from the hormonal changes associated with starting or stopping estrogen-containing oral contraceptives. Emotions also affect acne breakouts, especially intense emotions, such as stress, fear, or anger.

There are many studies that indicate a high glycemic diet could be associated with more frequent acne breakouts, but eating sugar in moderation may not affect acne. Additionally, patients who may be lactose-intolerant typically experience fewer breakouts when reducing their dairy intake. Avoiding foods with a high grease content may help to improve not only your skin but also your overall health.

Absolutely! Strong emotions, including high stress, can cause acne breakouts more frequently, as well as making present acne worse.

Any exposure to the sun, especially without proper sunscreen, can potentially worsen acne. While the effects of being in the sun may alleviate some acne by drying out the skin, this is often a short-lived result of sun exposure. Make sure to use sunscreen any time you may be exposed to the harsh UV rays of the sun to protect your skin and help to prevent long-term conditions, such as skin cancer.

There are several over-the-counter topical medications that may assist in controlling and alleviating the symptoms of acne, though it’s important to choose the best options for your skin type and your acne severity level. A patient with oily skin will need different products than a patient with dry skin, for example.

During an initial exam, Dr. Rodgers may recommend over-the-counter treatments such as facial cleansers, toners, and moisturizers to reduce the appearance of acne.

Before purchasing products at your local drug store to treat acne, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodgers to ensure you are choosing the right products for your skin type and conditions.

Whether or not you suffer from acne, it’s important to keep your skin clean and moisturized to prevent early signs of aging. In addition, chemical peels can be effective for mild to moderate acne, as they rapidly exfoliate the skin and cause dead skin cells to shed. Dr. Rodgers can recommend the best cleansers, moisturizers, and other treatments for your specific skin type during an initial appointment to ensure the long-term care of your skin.

Yes! Dr. Rodgers offers a variety of treatment options for acne scarring, including the latest technology and topical treatments. If you are concerned about acne scarring, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodgers to review our options and find the best treatment for your skin!

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Rodgers for Acne Treatment in Frisco, TX

Ready to boost your confidence and enjoy the clear skin you’ve always dreamed of?

You can reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring by visiting Dr. Rodgers and the providers at Rodgers Dermatology. We provide treatments from a board-certified dermatologist that address the underlying cause of your acne and help you to achieve clear skin! 

From topical treatment to antibiotic therapy, there are many ways to soothe skin irritation, banish acne-causing bacteria, and prevent future breakouts. Every patient is unique, but common plans for the treatment of acne incorporate:

  • benzoyl peroxide gel
  • salicylic acid
  • azelaic acid
  • oral antibiotics
  • topical antibiotics
  • topical retinoids
  • chemical peels

At Rodgers Dermatology, we will custom-tailor an acne vulgaris management plan to fit your unique skin care needs. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 972-808-5196 to speak with our friendly, welcoming staff about your skin concerns. We look forward to providing a personalized skin care plan to help you combat even stubborn acne.

Schedule your acne treatment consultation today! Request your appointment online or give us a call at 972-808-5196.

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