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Acne


Not Just a Problem for Adolescents

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects people of all ages. Acne is generally caused by clogged pores in our skin. Normally, as skin cells die, they rise to the surface and are shed. For some, the natural oil that our body produces to keep our skin from drying out causes dead skin cells to stick together within the pore and traps them there. Bacteria that naturally live on our skin may also get trapped within the pore and multiply, causing the pore to become inflamed.

Acne is treatable. Early intervention can help prevent the dark spots and scars that can result from acne, and improve a patient’s self-esteem.

Symptoms

Acne blemishes appear in several forms including blackheads and whiteheads (pores filled with dead skin cells and oil), papules (hard bumps), pustules (what many people call pimples), cysts (large, red blemishes caused by inflammation deep in the skin), and nodules (large, hard bumps under the skin’s surface).

Treatment for Scars and Dark Spots

Vita Dermatology in Red Bluff, offers a variety of cosmetic services such as Laser Genesis and light therapyTCA peels and micro-needling that can diminish or eliminate dark spots and scarring caused by acne. Contact Vita Dermatology to make an appointment for a free consultation about options available to you and feel better about your appearance right away.

Learn More

For more information on our dermatology services, please call 530.528.4456 or contact us. Or click here to Find a Doctor.