Acne at any time in your life can alter your confidence. While acne is most common with the onset of puberty and hormonal flare-ups, acne in adults is surprisingly common, with more than half of adults suffering from these irritating and unsightly lesions. Dr. Dolder at Greenwich Point Dermatology in Greenwich, CT, is an expert at treating acne in patients of all ages.
What causes acne?
There are several sources of acne. From lifestyle factors such as stress, diet, or an incompatible skin care regimen, to medications and pregnancy, the causes of acne are complex. During your consultation, Dr. Dolder works with you to determine which factors could be contributing to your acneic skin and develops a treatment protocol individualized to you.
What are the best treatments for acne?
Managing acne at the first sign of a flare-up is essential to minimizing the chance of scarring and dark spots on the skin. Treatments target bacteria growth, oil production, and skin exfoliation in various intensities and formulations. Oftentimes, a combination of treatments deliver the best results.
Topical treatments include: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoids, topical antibiotics, azelaic acid.
Systemic medications include: antibiotics, oral contraceptives, isotretinoin (Accutane)
Often, the best, most effective treatment protocols are a mix modalities, and Dr. Dolder helps walk you through the different options.
What is the best skin regimen for acne?
It’s so important to consider your regular skincare in the light of recurrent acne as the wrong type of skincare can aggravate or even cause acne. Dr. Dolder and her team review all your skincare products to see whether or not they’re suitable for your skin type. If not, they can make recommendations so you can see results sooner rather than later.
We are proud to offer a unique line of anti-acne formulations for the face and body that are prescription-grade in order to give you the most effective results.
What if I have acne scars? Is it too late?
We offer a number of solutions here at Greenwich Point Dermatology to help reduce and even eliminate acne scars. From skin brightening topical serums to light and laser treatments, Dr. Dolder can help guide you on a solution that’s best for you.