Do you wish acne is something you could have left behind in your teenage years? Do you feel like you have tried every tip and trick in the book, yet nothing seems to give you the results you want? It may be time to seek the help of a dermatologist to help eliminate the presence of acne! Contact us today at the Dermatology Center of the Rockies and schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Estes Park, CO, or Longmont, CO, to learn about getting the clear skin you want and deserve!

What Is Acne?

Acne is considered one of the most common skin conditions in the United States. While it is commonly thought of as only affecting teenagers, it is common for adults to deal with acne as well.

Acne refers to a variety of blemishes that appear on the skin. Common types of acne include:

  • Blackheads
  • Cysts
  • Nodules
  • Papules
  • Pustules (Pimples)
  • Whiteheads

While acne is commonly present on the face, it can occur in many areas of the body. Other parts of the body that are frequently acne-prone include:

  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Upper arms

What Causes Acne?

Acne is usually caused by some type of clogging of the pores. Too much oil in the skin often affects pores. The body naturally removes dead skin cells, but these cells can become trapped in pores if the body produces too much sebum oil.

The presence of acne can also be affected by:

  • Age
  • Certain medications
  • Diet
  • Friction or pressure on the skin
  • Greasy or oily substances on the skin
  • Hormones or hormonal changes
  • Stress

What Can I Do About My Acne?

Acne is not a curable skin condition, but, with the help of a dermatologist, it can be managed. There are a variety of options available to treat the various types of acne. In addition to a good at-home skincare routine, you may consider a topical treatment, a prescription medication, or a medical procedure.

The best way to identify and treat your acne is to meet with our team. During a consultation at either of our Colorado offices, a member of our team will examine your acne and skin to determine the likely cause of and best way to treat the blemishes. Treatments usually do not work overnight and require careful maintenance over the course of several weeks to help clear acne. Results from all treatment options will vary.

Schedule Your Consultation!

If you’re tired of dealing with frustrating acne, contact us today at the Dermatology Center of the Rockies and schedule your consultation! Our team proudly serves yours from offices in Estes Park and Longmont, Colorado. Take the first step to clearer skin today!

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