For most teens, acne is our uninvited sidekick throughout our middle and high school years, popping up for every football game, homecoming and big date. While pimples, blackheads and blemishes are common among teenagers, acne often makes its first appearance when we’re infants and can follow us well into adulthood as our hormones shift.
Dr. Cobb treats acne on all areas of the body, including the face, back and shoulders. Some of the most common acne conditions include:
Acne develops when your pores become clogged from dead skin cells, a build-up of bacteria on the skin, or an overproduction of oil. While avoiding heavy makeup, washing your face with gentle cleansers and staying healthy can reduce your risk of breakouts, nature often blocks your good intentions. Your acne most likely will flare up due to hormonal triggers, such as puberty, pregnancy and menstrual periods. Certain medications can also lead to side effects on your skin. If breakouts can’t be brought under control with store-bought treatments, it’s time to consult an acne specialist.
Located in Lynchburg, Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics of Central Virginia can take the embarrassment and pain out of your frequent acne breakouts. Whether your condition requires antibiotics, topical corticosteroids, retinoids, steroid injections, or oral medications, acne specialist Dr. Carrie Cobb can prescribe options that deliver the clear, beautiful results you want. To schedule your consultation, contact us at 434-947-5321.