At RI Skin Doc, we know that acne can be more than an unwanted blemish. Acne can be uncomfortable, painful, and detrimental to your self-esteem. Whether you’re struggling as a young person or you need adult acne treatment, our team has the passion and experience to give you the acne care you need.
If you’re ready to feel better in your skin, request an appointment with us today!
Most people will experience acne at some point in life, but did you know that acne is an inflammatory disease? Acne affects sweat glands on your skin known as sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are most numerous on the face, chest, and back, which is why most acne outbreaks are found on these parts of your body.
Acne has a number of common causes, including:
Some more uncommon causes of acne include foods and beverages (like dairy products, caffeine, citrus fruits, and foods containing iodine) and an excess of bacteria.
The best skincare for acne includes topical drying agents such as benzoyl peroxides and vitamin A acid (Retin-A) to keep the skin dry, get rid of blackheads, and help cysts heal more quickly. Additionally, Dr. Frankel and the team at RI Skin Doc can provide treatments such as:
We’re also proud to offer Blue Light and Smooth Beam laser treatments for acne, which target overactive sebaceous glands. If you’d like more information on these procedures, give us a call - the skin care experts at RI Skin Doc are happy to help!