Acne is one of the most common skin conditions reported in the United States, affecting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Acne consists of pimples, lumps, cysts, nodules, blackheads, and whiteheads, occurring mainly on the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is often caused by several factors, including the blockage of hair follicles that release oil, overproduction of oil from enlarged oil glands, hormonal factors, and certain medications.
Nearly all cases of acne can be effectively treated. The Board-Certified Dermatologists at Dermatology Clinic of Idaho evaluate each patient individually, ensuring the ideal method is selected for proper care and treatment. The goals with acne treatment are to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent scarring. The most common acne treatments include over-the-counter prescription topical agents, antibiotics, Accutane, or hormonal agents such as birth control. Lasers and cosmetic procedures can also be used in the treatment of acne, or in conjunction with traditional treatments.
Dermatology Clinic of Idaho provides acne treatments at its location near the Town Square in Boise.
Book an appointment to discuss treating your acne with our Board-Certified Dermatologist or a Certified PA today.
We also offer various skin care products tailored to treating acne.