Darst Dermatology offers personalized acne treatment in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.
What Is Acne?
Acne is not a condition limited to teenagers. Many adults also experience acne for a variety of reasons. At its core, acne is caused when a hair follicle or pore fills with oil produced by your skin’s sebaceous gland. Acne can appear as whiteheads, blackheads, small red lesions, pustules, or cysts. Acne is most noticeable on your face, but it can also occur on your chest, back, legs, arms, or shoulders.
How Is It Treated?
Dr. Darst treats acne using several medications. Benzoyl peroxide helps to break down blemishes and kill the bacteria that cause acne. Topical retinoids such as Retin-A, Differin, and tretinoin are also used to eliminate pimples. Topical anti-inflammatory agents such as clindamycin may be appropriate for some patients.
Patients with “deeper” acne may require oral antibiotics such as doxycycline and minocycline to diminish the redness and irritation, heal the acne area and prevent more from occurring. In patients with the most severe forms of acne, Dr. Darst provides treatment with isotretinoin.
Some patients may respond to Blu-U/Photodynamic Therapy, a non-invasive, non-toxic method of treating acne. Dr. Darst can help you decide which approach is best for your acne treatment.
Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert acne treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.