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Reasons to see a Dermatologist about Your Acne

When it comes to treating acne, dermatologists are the people to go to for prevention tips, skin disorder information, treatment options, and a slur of other educational and informative pieces of information. It is extremely important and proactive to see a dermatologist if you have never had acne and you are now getting acne breakouts. It is vital because other, more serious skin conditions can appear looking like regular acne before forming into tender lesions, dry skin, and a bigger problem.

The longer you wait to see a dermatologist the worse the acne is going to get on the surface and in the pores. Acne breakouts may spread to your back, chest, shoulders, and neck. There are products out there that provide preventative solutions to acne allowing the breakouts to be more contained. This helps to prevent further embarrassment as well. Prevention is the key to less acne. A problem cannot arise if it is averted.

Having severe acne can cause major health problems if a dermatologist is not seen. Severe acne consists of large, red, inflamed lesions called nodules and cysts. Nodules are large in size and reside under the skin. They can be filled with white matter and become very painful. Cysts are large sores that appear on the top of the skin. They can go deep into skin creating “equators” in the face that can easily lead to scaring.

If you are an older adult (30’s to 40’s) and you are experiencing acne, see a dermatologist. Acne can be cause by certain factors such as genetics, diet, exercise, steroids, environment, cosmetics, and hair shampoos and conditioners. A dermatologist can determine what is causing your acne. A dermatologist can also tell you your skin ID. Your skin ID determines if you have dry or oily skin, sensitive skin, and light to severe acne. This helps to find the perfect treatment method versus trying multiple treatment methods and risk making the acne worse.

Acne can be embarrassing and cause people to become self-conscious and have a poor self-image. It is vital that a dermatologist is consulted for treatment to avoid emotional damage. People can become anti-social, depressed, and feeling like it is their fault for getting acne. Treatment options and professional advice can help to ease the frustration and depression on an individual who has acne. Clear skin is possible, but it is even more possible with the help from a dermatologist.