Acne Specialist

Access Dermatology Clinic  -  - Dermatologist

Access Dermatology Clinic

Dermatologists located in Franklin & Glasgow, KY & Gallatin, TN

An acne breakout can last for weeks or even months and is difficult to conceal. With professional acne treatment from James Allred, MD, FAAD, and Sherelen Hodges, APRN, DCNP, at Access Dermatology Clinic in Franklin and Glasgow, Kentucky, and Gallatin, Tennessee, you can better understand the causes of your acne and effectively clear or reduce the breakout. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or book your visit online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States. Most cases of acne clear up on their own but some become severe, cystic, and long-lasting. 

Acne forms when the pores in your skin get blocked with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. That produces blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. The bacteria within acne can lead to inflammation, making the lesions red and irritable. Tempting as it may be, try your best not to pick at or pop your pimples as that could lead to long-lasting acne scars. 

If you struggle with recurrent acne, the team at Access Dermatology Clinic can examine your skin and explore the underlying causes. They provide personalized treatment for acne for people of all ages. 

What causes acne?

Acne comes from a few underlying causes, but there are lots of myths surrounding acne’s causes, too. One of the most prevalent causes is hormone fluctuations, which is why acne is common in pubescent kids and adolescents. Other factors that can cause or worsen acne include:

  • Friction from hats and helmets
  • Air pollution
  • High humidity
  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Oily cosmetics and products
  • Genetics

By recognizing the causes of your acne or factors and behaviors that make it worse, you can do your best to avoid them in the future and clear your acne faster. 

How is acne treated?

Treatment for acne might involve more than one approach. You might need to try several medications and products before finding one that works. 

With help from the team at Access Dermatology Clinic, you can use high-quality products and treatments that are more effective at reducing acne than anything you can find at your local drugstore. 

The team at Access Dermatology Clinic specializes in treating severe cases of acne. They might suggest:

  • Topical products
  • Oral products
  • Steroid injections
  • Laser therapy
  • Chemical peels

Some treatments, like laser therapy and chemical peels, are also effective in reducing acne scars. Acne scars appear after acne damages your skin, affecting your skin’s texture.

To learn more about acne and the care it needs, contact Access Dermatology Clinic by phone or online for an appointment today.