Acne in West Palmdale, CA

Acne is among the most widespread skin ailments in the U.S., affecting about 60 million people annually. While many cases are considered mild and can be controlled with medication and a steady at-home cleansing routine, many patients have it so severe that scarring can occur. Acne is typically a mixture of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, little cysts, and other itchy, red, and swollen areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it is most often seen in teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most often shows up on the face, chest, and back. To regain a healthier, luminous appearance, the Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa team provides numerous treatment options at their West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, and Tehachapi, CA locations, ranging from custom at-home cleansing systems to medications and laser treatments.

Research indicates that over-the-counter drugs don't treat severe acne effectively. Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa offers many treatment options to control and manage acne and clear up its standard symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription drugs, such as topical creams and solutions that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide, may help. Additionally, oral antibiotics, such as minocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline, are effective to use. Along with oral and topical prescriptions, laser therapies have also proven effective. Not only can laser therapy help cleanse and kill dead skin cells under the top skin layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation problems linked with acne. Chemical peels and extractions may also help based on the type of acne you are experiencing.

Symptoms of acne can vary, depending on the kind of acne you have and how severe it is. Blemishes can range from mild to severe and must be treated accordingly. Common signs of acne include:

  • Whiteheads
  • Cysts
  • Pustules
  • Papules
  • Nodules
  • Blackheads
  • Dark spots on the skin
  • Lasting scars

Acne has also been shown to impact patients beyond just their physical appearance. Acne can cause emotional symptoms, such as lowered self-esteem and depression. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact our office for a consultation and treatment.

Most amazing office. RN Michelle is the best she really cares about her patients and is always looking for new things to recommend until we find the right answer for my skin. She always answers any of my questions and honestly gave me back my confidence. I had bad acne but when I met Michelle she gave me everything back. My confidence self esteem etc. I didn’t realize how easy treating acne could be and with this staff I never wanted to give up. Definitely the office I will always be going to and will recommend to anyone with any kind of dermatology needs.

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If you are sick of masking your acne using makeup or enduring the physical pain, humiliation, and psychological affliction that could come from this skin condition, we invite you to call Sandhu Dermatology & Med Spa to schedule a consultation at one of our West Palmdale, Ridgecrest, or Tehachapi, CA locations today. We will provide a thorough skin analysis and create a customized treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as quickly as possible.

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