If you’re suffering from acne, you’re not alone—it’s the most common skin condition in the United States. And acne doesn’t always stop after your teenage years; it affects adults, often women, in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. At Coastal Hills Dermatology in Ladera Ranch, California, Dr. Lucas Bingham and his staff offer safe and effective acne treatments, so you can avoid permanent scarring, and look and feel your best. Call the office or use the handy online tool to book an appointment today.
Acne most commonly appears on the:
It can include blemishes such as:
Other symptoms include:
Acne is also known to cause low self-esteem and depression.
Acne appears when oil — the natural oil your skin produces to keep it from drying out — and dead skin cells clog up your pores. This creates an environment where bacteria like to live and multiply. When bacteria get into the clogged pore, it becomes infected and inflamed.
There are also several factors that can either trigger acne or make it worse, including:
Studies have shown that eating dairy products and foods rich in carbohydrates may trigger acne. Additionally, while people often think that eating greasy food can cause pimples, research has shown that this has little to no effect on acne.
There are many different types of acne treatments available. Many people treat mild acne with over-the-counter products, but sometimes these don’t work, and it’s more effective to see a dermatologist like Dr. Bingham who can offer a variety of treatments, including:
It can be frustrating to wait for acne to clear on its own, and with early treatment, there’s less of a chance of permanent scarring. Plus, if you continue treatment after your skin clears, it can prevent breakouts in the future.
Dr. Bingham and his staff can help diagnose your acne and find a treatment plan that works for you. Call or book an appointment online to get started on the path to clear skin