Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, forming spots, pimples, and sometimes cysts.


It is a common misconception to believe that acne only includes pimples. Acne can also include:

  • Blackheads (open comedones)
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones)
  • Papules (red bumps)
  • Pustules (red bumps with white centers, what many people call pimples)
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

Acne can show up on the face, chest, back, shoulders, neck and upper arms.

doctor looking at acne on patient's back


Our dermatologists tailor acne treatment toward each patient. To best treat your specific case, you may need more than one treatment. This is called combination therapy and may yield the best results.

Some of the most common treatments for acne include the use of:

  • Topical creams and gel
  • Antibiotics
  • Medications
  • Oral Contraceptive pills
  • Procedure-based treatments

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Achieving clear skin on your own can be overwhelming and frustrating. Our providers will tailor the treatment to meet your needs, with specialized care for children under 12.

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