Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne causes clogged pores which lead to inflammation and infection. There are different types of acne including comedones (“whiteheads and blackheads”), pimples, and cysts. Acne may occur on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders, and neck. Severe acne can sometimes result in pigmented or textured scarring.
The telltale signs of acne are inflammation and redness. There may be pus-filled pimples, or there may simply be bumps on the skin. In either case, acne can sometimes also be sensitive, sore, or painful to touch. The skin around it can also feel oily or dry, depending on your skin type.
There are many, many causes of acne which are unique to each person. Most people experience acne during their teenage years, but it goes away during adulthood. Some patients still experience acne as an adult, leading to frustration. Some of the most common culprits of acne include:
- Hormone fluctuations
- Lifestyle factors
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For most patients, acne is easily treated with the right medication. Topical medications like retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and topical antibiotics are often the first line of treatment. In some cases, oral medications can help improve hormonal acne. Finally, there are a variety of professional skin treatments like chemical peels that can help treat and prevent breakouts. At Biltmore Dermatology, our team will tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs and skin type.
If you have an immediate concern, you want to find quality care as soon as possible. Our office takes walk-in appointments and will be happy to address your concerns and offer you immediate treatment suggestions and medical care.LEARN MORE
Acne can be disruptive to your confidence. To schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options, contact our Terre Haute, IN office by calling or filling out our online contact form, or “Walk In Now.”
RYAN T. PATTERSON FOUNDER/CEO, DCNP
Ryan is State Licensed and Nationally Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, he is board certified as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) by the Dermatology Nursing Certification Board. He has 20+ years of Dermatology Experience.Meet The Team
“The office was able to get me in quick and everyone was very helpful and friendly at the visit. Would highly recommend. Thank you!” – Cody G.
“I walked in as a brand new patient. Dreading the possibility of having to spend my whole afternoon there, I was in and out in 45 minutes, including a small procedure. Less than an hour from registration to departure is amazing in itself! Front desk staff was very kind, nurse Maddie was awesome, and Ryan was very knowledgeable! Bonus: great music playing in the exam room. I have honestly never been so impressed with a medical office. Would HIGHLY recommend!” – Sarah G.
“My wife and I had our first visit to Biltmore Dermatology. Doctor and staff were very friendly and helpful. Was able and willing to answer all our questions that we brought up. So thankful to have staff with attitudes of caring when having to go through a stressful medical condition. My wife and I thank you.” – William P.
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