Acne Treatment in Southern California

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Experienced in All Facets of Dermatology - Acne, Psoriasis & Mole Removal

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Acne, or acne vulgaris, is a skin problem that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. It is often called blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, blemishes, or zits. A mild form of acne is when you see a few red spots or pimples usually on your face. Severe acne can include hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest, and back. It can also be larger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts).
Acne is very common among teens. This is because hormone changes make the skin oilier after puberty starts. Most people outgrow their acne as they proceed to adulthood. Women, who have never had acne as a child will begin to experience when they are adults, usually right before their menstrual periods. The good news is that there are many good treatments that can help you get acne under control. Acne starts when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin's pores and if germs get into the pores it result in the swelling, redness, and pus you experience during an outbreak. When addressing you acne problem, use skin products that don't clog your pores - they will say "non-comedogenic" on the label.
Using oil-based skin products or cosmetics can make acne worse. Acne can run in families. If one of your parents had severe acne, you are more likely to get it too! Symptoms of acne include pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads and can occur on the face, neck, shoulders, back, or chest.
Pimples that are large and deep are called cystic lesions. These can be painful if they get infected. They also can scar the skin. If you have one of these, it is important that you contact a dermatologist right away.
In order to better control your acne, keep your skin clean. Avoid skin products that clog your pores and wash your skin once or twice a day with a gentle soap or acne wash. Try not to scrub or pick at your pimples as this can make it worse and can cause long lasting scars. It can take time to get acne under control. If, after 3 months, you haven't had good results with nonprescription products Call Us! A prescription gel or skin cream may be all you need; if you are a woman, taking certain birth control pills may also help. If you have acne cysts, our doctors may suggest a stronger medicine or alternative treatments.
At Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, our dermatologists and skincare professionals specialize in the treatment & clearing of acne and acne scars.

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of acne & the removal of acne scars. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan to eliminate or greatly reduce the acne you are now living with.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262