Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people, not only in their teenage years, but also people in their 20s, 30s, 40’s and beyond. It can manifest in many different types including pustules, oily skin, deep cystic nodules and clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads). Usually, it is common during teenage years due to an increase in hormones. Many teenagers outgrow it by the age of 20; however, some people do not and they struggle with keeping a clear complexion far into adulthood.
There are many different treatment options for people who suffer from acne and oily skin. With proper management, no one should end up with scars. Treatment options include topical prescription creams, antibiotics, prescription washes, and isotretinoin. Your dermatology professional at Kentucky Dermatology will evaluate you and suggest the appropriate treatment course considering the type of acne you have, your age and gender.