Acne, pimples, pockmarks, and other blemishes can really wreck your confidence. At Legacy MD, Dr. Ousama Moammar helps men, women, and teenagers tame breakouts and minimize redness, scarring, whiteheads, blackheads, and other skin concerns. Call the office in Frisco, Texas to make an appointment or use the online scheduler to book now.
Acne Treatment Q & A
What is acne?
You get acne when the tiny hair follicles in your skin get clogged with dirt, grime, oil, or dead skin cells. The trapped oil causes bacteria to build up and multiply until an inflamed lesion forms on the surface of your skin, usually on your face, back, shoulders, chest, upper arms, or neck.
Acne shows up on your skin in a number of different ways, including:
Acne is a common skin problem with symptoms that can come and go, and vary in severity.
What causes acne to flare up?
While the general cause of acne is clogged follicles, several things may cause your condition to worsen:
- An unbalanced diet high in processed foods
- Certain medications, like corticosteroids
- Hormonal changes, like pregnancy, puberty, or menstruation
- Acute or chronic stress
Despite the myths, not washing your face or using certain cosmetics or face creams do not cause or worsen acne.
How is acne treated?
Dr. Moammar meets with you to examine your skin and evaluate your health history. He’ll review your self-care routine and advise you if you can improve your at-home skin regimen. Depending on how severe your acne is and how it is affecting your confidence and quality of life, he guides you and helps you understand the benefits and risks of each type of treatment.
He uses a combination of methods to help reduce your inflammation and keep your pores open so that you’re prone to less outbreaks. Some of the treatment options available to you at Legacy MD include oral and topical medications, creams, ointments, and gels as well as the clinic’s signature skin revitalization treatments. Dr. Moammar may recommend a facial, chemical peel, laser therapy, or light therapy to improve your acne and optimize your skin.
Don’t let acne steal your confidence or keep you from being social. Call Legacy MD in Frisco, Texas to learn more about the medical spa’s aesthetic services to treat your acne or minimize your acne scars. Call now to book a confidential consultation or use the online scheduler to reserve your appointment now.