General Dermatology is a comprehensive medical science that consists of diagnosing conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. We take a comprehensive approach to treating a variety of conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne, psoriasis, nail fungus, alopecia, cold sores, skin infections and more. Our goal is to help each of our patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin through surveillance, treatment and proper skin care.
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Not all acne is equally severe and not all cases of acne will respond to the same types of treatments.
Most cases of acne fit within one of three main categories
This is the kind of mild acne that involves blackheads and whiteheads. It forms because a component of skin oil called sebum, along with old skin cells, block the pores of the skin. Comedonal acne appears most often on the forehead, nose, and chin.
This form of acne occurs when the area just under the "plug" (the blachead or whitehead) becomes reddened and inflamed.
The most severe form of acne, cystic acne develops as the result of an actual infection in the area of the outbreak. Cystic acne often runs in families. It's often very painful and can result in disfiguring, permanent scarring. The type of treatment that works for you will depend both on the kind of acne you have, and the additional factors that seem to trigger acne outbreaks.