Acne Specialist

Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC

Dermatology Clinic and Mohs Surgery located in Portsmouth, Dover, and Exeter, NH

As the most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects roughly 80% of teens annually, in addition to about 5% of adults. With the help of the expert dermatologists at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, you can get customized treatment for acne at the practice’s locations in Portsmouth, Dover, Exeter, or Newmarket, New Hampshire. Request an appointment online, or call your most convenient location directly.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

The oil glands under your skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce oil (sebum) that’s essential for lubricating your skin and protecting your skin from outside irritants and invaders. As the oil moves from the base of each hair follicle up to the surface of your skin, it pulls old, dead skin cells with it.

When you have acne though, the normal structure that allows skin oil to flow gets plugged up. This creates a blockage where sebum and all of the flowing debris that’s with it becomes trapped. As a result, you develop whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, pimples, and other forms of acne.

In many cases, acne is linked to excess oil production, which is common during your teen years or hormonal fluctuations, especially among women. But you may also be acne-prone if breakouts run in your family.

When should I see a dermatologist for acne?

Acne isn’t something you should ignore. Not only can acne leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance, but if acne worsens, it can increase your risk of permanent acne scars. The top-ranked dermatology providers at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, encourage you to come in for an acne evaluation if you experience:

  • Painful acne cysts or nodules
  • Sudden breakouts if you’re an adult
  • Acne that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter remedies

Before your acne worsens or continues to progress and start scarring your skin, see how the team at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, can help.

Which acne treatment do I need?

Treating acne involves combining several solutions to target your current outbreak, while also preventing future acne breakouts or minimizing their severity. Your acne management plan from Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, may include:

  • Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide creams
  • Oral or topical antibiotic medications
  • Retinoid or tretinoin medications
  • Pore extractions
  • Chemical peels

Your dedicated dermatologist at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC, also educates you on how to care for your skin at home and which cleansing products you should be using, so you can get your acne under control once and for all.

You have plenty of options for acne treatments at Seacoast Dermatology, PLLC. Clear up your acne breakout by booking an exam online or by calling your nearest location to schedule.

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