Acne Treatment in San Antonio, TX
What is Acne Treatment?
Acne treatment includes therapies that aim to restore balance in your skin to reduce how often you have breakouts, as well as the severity of your problem. Acne forms when excess oil or sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands as the hormone levels fluctuate and cause the pores to become blocked. As sebum becomes trapped in the pores, bacteria on the skin may also invade the pores, leading to the formation of pimples. Skin irritants, genetics, and a variety of other factors also contribute to acne.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
The cost of treatment varies because each patient’s skin has unique needs. We can discuss treatment options during your consultation appointment. Financing through CareCredit® may be available to give you options for affordable monthly payments.
What Are the Benefits of Acne Treatment?
Acne treatments at Texas Dermatology are medical-grade and proven to heal the skin by decreasing acne breakouts and improving skin clarity. The treatments we provide help to reduce acne by increasing skin cell turnover and reducing inflammation and harmful bacteria. Your dermatology practitioner will work with you to develop a fully customized treatment plan tailored to your concerns, skin type and lifestyle.
Am I a Candidate for Acne Treatment?
Breakouts typically occur on the face but are also common on the back, neck, shoulders, and other parts of the body. The redness, swelling, inflammation, and pain caused by pimples is bothersome for many patients. Breakouts are associated with emotional distress and embarrassment. Texas Dermatology treats acne of all types and severity – from patients with mild acne who have never tried over-the-counter treatments to patients with severe acne that has become resistant to prescription medications.
How is Treatment Performed?
In most cases, acne can be treated effectively and completely healed. Depending on your skin type, the severity, and various other factors, a dermatologist may recommend a combination of:
- Topical medications
- Skin laser treatments
- Oral medications
- Chemical peels
- Microneedling for acne scarring
- Steroid injections for certain acne nodules or cysts
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Treatment may be covered by your insurance plan. Prior authorization from your insurance company may be necessary for some procedures and treatments to be partially or fully paid for.
What is Acne Scar Removal?
Scarring is a concern with severe breakouts and another reason why aggressive acne treatment may be necessary. Once breakouts are under control, we may recommend chemical peels, laser treatments, or microneedling treatments to help your acne scars be less visible.
What is an Acne Extraction Treatment?Acne extraction treatment is a procedure that removes the infection, oils, bacteria, and other substances from the pores.
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
Your skin will need time to balance and heal, and it is important to stick with your treatment plan consistently for the prescribed duration.