WHAT IS ACNE?
Though the most common skin condition in the USA, reliable information about acne can be hard to find. Dermatology of Seattle’s team of doctors and specialists can help you understand acne and its available treatments .
Without treatment and proper therapy, spots and scars can appear on the skin. Cystic acne can appear not only on the face but the body as well. It is also sometimes called Acne Vulgaris.
HOW DO YOU TREAT IT?
There are many acne treatments, and not every acne treatment works for everyone, but these treatments can keep acne under control. Patients may have whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and pustules (pimples). A product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid usually clears the skin. Continuous treatment is required to prevent breakouts. Most acne treatments are topical and applied to the skin. Some kill bacteria and other reduce oil on the skin. Topical medicine may contain a retinoid or antibiotic.
Additional treatments include laser and light therapies, acne medications, and chemical peels, which are used for blackheads and papules, a drainage and extraction for large cysts which can help prevent scarring. Sometimes birth control pills can be helpful for women. Your dermatologist at Dermatology of Seattle can tell you when an acne treatment is no longer necessary to prevent breakouts.
FEES & INSURANCE
For the convenience of our clients Dermatology of Seattle and Bellevue provides direct insurance billing with most major insurance providers and assistance companies.
Our Patients Say
I met with Jonathan Cyphers, certified physician assistant, who was very friendly and identified my psoriasis right away. He prescribed two medications that will hopefully resolve my symptoms and they are completely free through the pharmacy program that they partner with! I was very satisfied with my visit and will definitely return for any future dermatology issues!
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My experience was top notch! The doctors here are very knowledgeable, helpful, kind, caring, and gave me the time and attention needed for me to feel heard and important. I would go back in a heartbeat if the need ever surfaces in the future!
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I have had trouble with warts on my hands for YEARS and had nearly tried almost every method to get rid of them. Dr. Levy was able to get rid of them within a couple months and now my hands finally look like their normal state.
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