Acne

Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine located in Lexington, KY

If you have acne, you know how uncomfortable and distressing the condition can be. Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can help. Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky offers comprehensive care for acne. When you’re ready to get back to looking and feeling like yourself, schedule an appointment at Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can reach the office by phone to book your visit.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition in which your hair follicles are clogged with a combination of oil and dead skin cells. Breakouts can happen on your face, chest, upper back, or shoulders. Acne can occur at any age, but it’s most common in teenagers.

Acne can cause blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pimples, nodules, and cystic lesions.

Blackheads

These are clogged pores, but the skin above remains closed.

Whiteheads

These are clogged pores, but the skin above remains open.

Papules

These are small bumps that are red and tender.

Pimples

Also called pustules, these are papules that have pus on the external side. 

Nodules

These are large lumps that lie beneath the skin. They are solid and often painful.

Cystic lesions

These are painful, pus-filled lumps located just beneath the skin’s surface.

You might not experience all of these symptoms, or a combination of several.

Why treat acne?

Left untreated, acne can worsen. That can make it hard to feel confident about your appearance. Acne is also uncomfortable, and areas with breakouts can feel very tender.

For many, acne causes significant emotional distress. It can also cause scarring, which lingers even after your acne clears up.

How is acne treated?

There are many ways to treat acne, and your treatment is designed to suit your specific needs. A combination of approaches may be used to clear up your acne and address scarring. At  Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, the vast majority of men and women who undergo acne treatment achieve positive results.

Medication might play a role in your treatment. Some topical medications work by preventing your hair follicles from becoming clogged. Topical antibiotics work to kill bacteria and reduce any areas of redness. Salicylic acid and azelaic acid can also help keep bacteria in check. There are also several oral medications that can treat acne, but these carry a risk of side effects.

Laser therapy is a great way to treat acne without drugs. You may see noticeable improvements after just one treatment, but several sessions are usually required to achieve the best possible results.

Chemical peels can also help improve the appearance of acne. Peels come in several different strengths and work by prompting your body to shed the outer layer of facial skin, clearing pores and helping cellular turnover.  

If you have acne scarring, CO2 laser therapy can help break down scar tissue and smooth the area, reducing the appearance of scars. With proper skin care and sun protection, the results of CO2 laser treatments can last for years.

To explore acne treatment options, book a visit with Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine today, either online or by phone.

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