What types of acne can develop on the skin?

Teenage girl before and after acne treatmentIf you have been diagnosed with acne, medically known as “acne vulgaris,” you are not alone! Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting men and women in the United States. While acne is often associated with teenagers and young adults, it can occur at any age, including babies, children, and menopausal women. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to live with acne. At the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center of Dallas, TX, patients have access to quality dermatologists who can help put an end to acne and help patients regain their self-confidence!

What is acne?

Acne is a blanket term for various types of conditions that may impact the skin. Acne can show in many different forms and develop anywhere on the body, though it is commonly seen on the face. Below are just a few of the types of acne and blemishes that you may experience when diagnosed with acne:

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

When these imperfections occur, it can cause patients embarrassment and reduce their self-confidence. This is especially true if the acne cannot be successfully concealed with makeup and cosmetics. When patients visit the practice of Dr. Clay Cockerell, they can ask about the type of acne that is present and discuss possible treatments.

Treatments for acne

Many men and women turn to the skincare aisle in their local drugstore to try over-the-counter acne products. However, many of these fail to help in situations where patients have severe acne. Other treatments that might be recommended by a dermatologist include:

  • Topical acne treatments
  • Systemic treatments (oral medications)
  • Light-based therapy
  • Laser therapies
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Facials

Are you interested in eradicating your acne?

Acne can be difficult to control with over-the-counter products alone, especially in patients with severe acne. If you live in the Dallas, TX area and want to speak to a professional about treating acne once and for all, Dr. Clay Cockerell can assist! Call the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center at (972) 661-2729 to request a visit in Suite 160 at 5310 Harvest Hill Road. We are open to new and returning patients in the community and welcome those seeking general and cosmetic dermatology treatments for the skin, hair, nails, and body.