Your Acne Treatment Options

Your Acne Treatment Options

How your dermatologists in Honolulu, HI, can help with acne

Acne doesn’t just happen to teenagers–adults can be affected by acne too. If you have acne, it may be tempting to just ignore it, hoping it will go away on its own. This may not be a good idea, because acne can leave scarring. A much better idea is to visit your dermatologist, who is an expert at acne treatment.

The dermatologists at Dawson Dermatology Drs. Erin Fuller, Kevin Dawson, Douglas Chun, and Sarah Grekin provide comprehensive skincare services, including treatment of acne. They have two convenient office locations in Honolulu, HI, to help you and your skin.

Acne is caused by dead skin cells, excess oil, dirt, and debris clogging up your pores. It can also be caused by underlying bacteria. Acne blemishes can take the form of:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Cystic acne

Have you tried over-the-counter acne treatments and been disappointed? If so, you are not alone. Over-the-counter treatments are somewhat effective for mild acne, but acne often is caused by underlying bacteria, and requires professional treatment.

Professional treatments for acne include:

Products containing benzoyl peroxide, which are an excellent option for mild acne–they work by clearing blocked pores

Topical and oral antibiotics, which kill the underlying bacteria infecting your pores

Tretinoin products, which clear out material blocking your pores, to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads

Extraction treatment, which uses an instrument to completely remove whiteheads and blackheads

Laser light therapy, which uses heat and light to kill the underlying bacteria causing acne

If you have acne scarring, don’t worry. At Dawson Dermatology, you can take advantage of several treatment options to fade away acne scarring, including:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser light therapy
  • Skin resurfacing treatments

To learn more about acne treatment options and how your dermatologist can help you get relief from acne, call the dermatologists at Dawson Dermatology Drs. Erin Fuller, Kevin Dawson, Douglas Chun, and Sarah Grekin. You can reach them in either of their Honolulu, HI, locations by calling (808) 599-3780, so call now.

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