Fun fact: Acne can occur at any stage of life and has the chance to continue even into your 40s. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and it affects up to 50 million individuals each year.

Acne develops when an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin called sebum and dead skin cells clog hair follicles. Bacteria triggers inflammation, and infections result in more severe acne. Acne is a broad term for blemishes such as whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.

Do you suffer from acne? Let The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC help you out. Continue reading to learn more about our acne treatments.


Different treatment options are available for each individual, depending on their skin type. See some tips below based on your skin type:

Dry Skin

If you experience dry skin, exfoliate regularly to avoid your dead skin from getting trapped by oil in your pores which, as a result, triggers breakouts. You can also invest in a quality moisturizer with an oil-free formula and a hydrating serum. Certain products can cause you to continue having acne, so be sure to find the right treatment for your dry skin that won’t aggravate your skin complexion.

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you may have a hard time finding makeup that is suitable for your skin type, like foundation. Makeup mixes with sebum and gives it a different consistency. Wash your face regularly to decrease the amount of oil your skin produces. You can also look into medicated products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

Acne-Prone Skin

It is best to use oil-free moisturizers with antibacterial agents for acne-prone skin. Choose a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to clear acne sores. Gently clean your face and use your hands, for using a cloth could cause acne to rupture. Apply an oil-free foundation and avoid putting on heavy makeup to minimize acne flare-ups.

Aging Skin

Treating your skin without exacerbating your aging skin can be a bit tricky, but it’s not impossible. Clear your skin with salicylic acid or antibacterial wash. These substances will loosen dead skin in pores and sebum doesn’t clog them up.

Sensitive Skin

With sensitive skin, you’ll need to choose your skincare products carefully. Avoid heavy skin care products that include oil-based lotions, moisturizers and sunscreens. Also be on the lookout for products containing alcohol, dyes and fragrances. These might further irritate your skin. These products leave behind residue that clogs pores, thus developing acne. Find oil-free and noncomedogenic products.

Additionally, using too many acne products can worsen your acne. Be careful and ask your dermatologist questions about which treatment option is best for you and your skin type to get rid of your acne.

The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC strives to find an acne skincare regimen that will work for all of our clients, even teenagers.


Combination therapies are key for treatment of acne. In office procedures, prescriptions and product options include:


Prescription treatments are dependent on the severity of the acne and include:


Common acne medications include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy acids and topical retinoids. The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC provides acne systems consisting of the following:

Acne System Level I

Acne System Level II


It’s essential to set realistic expectations for your acne treatment. Acne treatments and therapies will not give you immediate results. It’s unlikely for a patient to see improvement after only one treatment. Carefully following the directions and plan provided by your dermatologist.


The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC offers several options for acne prone skin:


At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we see many patients who have tried multiple over-the-counter products for their acne with no improvement. Acne is curable, and we want to help. We offer several different products and services proven to be effective in acne treatment.

If you’re ready to make an appointment to discuss options for curing your acne, give us a call at 304-598-3888. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to make your appointment soon. Waiting will increase the chances that your acne will worsen or scar.

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