When Should You See a Doctor About Acne?

Acne is far and away the most common skin disorder, affecting 50 million Americans of all ages every year. While long associated with pre-pubescent and pubescent teens, acne can affect adults, too. Thankfully, we have the tools to fight back at any age.

At Rapaport Dermatology, Dr. Vicki Rapaport and our team of skin care specialists understand the effects that acne can have on your appearance and your well-being, which can be both immediate and long-lasting.

If you’d like to minimize the impact that acne can have, here are a few reasons why you should seek our expertise in eradicating this pesky skin problem.

Clearing the way forward

Acne comes in many different forms, from a few bothersome bumps to widespread outbreaks that cover your face, chest, and back. If you’re lucky, you can weather small flare-ups by letting the acne run its course. For many, however, it’s not that easy.

To put it simply, acne can be very stubborn and appear no matter how well you take care of your skin. This is because acne is influenced by far more than cleanliness, as hormones, heredity, and even stress can play roles.

If you want to avoid a long struggle, seeking our help at the first signs of a problem can get you on the road to clearer skin more quickly. When you come in, we analyze your acne and come up with a treatment plan that both clears the current outbreak and sets you up for smoother skin moving forward. 

This personalized treatment plan may include:

We believe that an integrative approach to your acne is best in order to garner long-lasting results.

Starting young

If you have a child who’s developed acne early, we can start treating the problem right away to set your child up for an easier go of it during adolescence and young adulthood. Our treatments can not only clear the immediate problem, but we can also put plans in place to avoid larger breakouts as your child’s hormone levels begin to fluctuate.

This early intervention can save your child from years of emotional distress as they feel confident that their acne won’t overshadow their young life.

Leave no trace

Another great reason to seek our help with your acne is that we can help you avoid acne scarring down the road. If you let a moderate-to-severe outbreak run its course, you may be left with acne scarring that you carry forward, serving as an unwelcome reminder of the past.

Thanks to our innovative treatments, we can stop your acne from getting to the point where it leads to scarring.

The bottom line, and to answer the question posed in the title of this blog, we feel that anyone who’s bothered by their acne should seek our help. To get started, contact one of our two offices in Beverly Hills or Culver City, California, to set up an appointment.

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