Dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX

Clogged Pores and Acne

Clogged pores can result in what is commonly called blackheads. Our first instinct is often to get it out. However, this can lead to injury of the delicate pore and further problems, such as a pimple, or even acne. Pores produce the oil that makes our skin waterproof.  Unfortunately, the oil, called sebum sometimes clogs the pore, and along with dead skin cells, produces the blackhead. Your body recognizes the oil as something not supposed to be stuck there, and sends in white blood cells, creating red inflammation. The best way to prevent ongoing blackheads, pimples or acne is to see your dermatologist. A Compassion Dermatology, dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX knows how to treat the conditions that lead to unsightly pimples, and acne. You can have better skin, and we can you! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Chemical exfoliation is one treatment for removing blackheads. Most over the counter products simply are not strong enough to properly exfoliate the skin. A Compassion Dermatology dermatologist will assess your skin, and can develop a treatment plan for you, and prescribe a prescription strength product. This product not only generates skin cell turnover to rid your skin of blackheads, it will also help to prevent new ones from forming. After approximately a month of treatment, if any remain, your dermatologist in Fort Worth can safely extract them.

Do not pick at clogged pores, but you also do not want to ignore your skin. A Compassion Dermatology dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX can examine your skin, and provide you with the best treatment based on your skin’s individual characteristics for a successful outcome. Remember, clogged pores can lead to acne, and the resulting potential for scarring. Schedule a consultation with a dermatologist today for the smooth, beautiful skin nature intended.

Acne

When the clogged pores lead to acne, prompt attention is required to prevent permanent scarring and dark spots. Acne is not just a skin condition for teens. The number of cases involving adult acne is growing, and at present the causes are not understood. Fortunately, there are a number of effective acne treatments.

Clogged Pores and Acne

Clogged pores can result in what is commonly called blackheads. Our first instinct is often to get it out. However, this can lead to injury of the delicate pore and further problems, such as a pimple, or even acne. Pores produce the oil that makes our skin waterproof.  Unfortunately, the oil, called sebum sometimes clogs the pore, and along with dead skin cells, produces the blackhead. Your body recognizes the oil as something not supposed to be stuck there, and sends in white blood cells, creating red inflammation. The best way to prevent ongoing blackheads, pimples or acne is to see your dermatologist. A Compassion Dermatology, dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX knows how to treat the conditions that lead to unsightly pimples, and acne. You can have better skin, and we can you! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Chemical exfoliation is one treatment for removing blackheads. Most over the counter products simply are not strong enough to properly exfoliate the skin. A Compassion Dermatology dermatologist will assess your skin, and can develop a treatment plan for you, and prescribe a prescription strength product. This product not only generates skin cell turnover to rid your skin of blackheads, it will also help to prevent new ones from forming. After approximately a month of treatment, if any remain, your dermatologist in Fort Worth can safely extract them.

Do not pick at clogged pores, but you also do not want to ignore your skin. A Compassion Dermatology dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX can examine your skin, and provide you with the best treatment based on your skin’s individual characteristics for a successful outcome. Remember, clogged pores can lead to acne, and the resulting potential for scarring. Schedule a consultation with a dermatologist today for the smooth, beautiful skin nature intended.

Acne

When the clogged pores lead to acne, prompt attention is required to prevent permanent scarring and dark spots. Acne is not just a skin condition for teens. The number of cases involving adult acne is growing, and at present the causes are not understood. Fortunately, there are a number of effective acne treatments.

Types

Acne is graded in severity from one (mild) to 4 (severe). When your dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX examines your skin, your doctor will note which type or types is affecting your skin.

The variety of treatments for acne mean there is help to control it for all types. This is why you should not share medication with a friend. What is right for your friends acne, may not be the proper product for yours. Even with the proper treatment, it may take 4 to 8 weeks to see an improvement. Once the acne clears, you continue the treatment to prevent future breakouts. Far too often, persons who self treat expect immediate improvement, and when it does not occur they stop treatment. This is another reason you should consult with a dermatologist, who can tell you approximately how long before you should see results. Severe acne often requires professional treatment by a dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX. It’s better to start earlier, rather than to wait until  permanent scarring and other related problems occurs.

Types of Acne Treatments

If you have severe acne, cysts or nodules you will need to see a dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX for an effective treatment. The following are some of the treatments available:

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments are a common form of treatment for acne, and are applied to the skin. There are a number of topical acne treatments available from your dermatologist. The treatment you are prescribed will be based on your individual skin needs. For example, some topical products help to  kill the bacteria, while others will reduce the oil. Prescription strength retinoid, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotic, or even salicylic acid may be prescribed. Your dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX will determine the best treatment for your acne.

Oral Treatments

Severe acne may require an oral treatment. This type of treatment is often necessary to effectively treat acne with cysts and nodules. Your dermatologist may prescribe an oral treatment, which may include:

  • Antibiotics which reduces inflammation and kills bacteria
  • Birth control pills or other hormonal treatment
  • Isotretinoin works on all types of acne, but is used for cystic acne that has not responded to other treatment. It works by reducing the amount of oil produced.

In Office Procedures

Your dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX may provide in office treatment for your acne. These procedures may include:

  • Light therapies, including laser.
  • In office chemical peels are not available over the counter.
  • Your dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX may perform drainage and extraction in order to remove a large acne cyst. This procedure helps when the cyst does not respond to medication. The procedure reduces the pain associated with the cyst, and reduces the chances of scarring from the cyst.

Outcome

Without treatment, acne may lead to permanent scars, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Professional treatment will ensure the best outcome, and can clear the acne, prevent additional scarring, and new breakouts. Contact Compassion Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Fort Worth, TX. We can help you to have beautiful skin.