Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S., affecting roughly 60 million people each year. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with medication and a consistent at-home cleansing program, many individuals have it so severely that scarring may occur. Acne generally is a combo of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, small cysts, and other red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores, it is most frequently seen in teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most often appears on the face, chest, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, glowing appearance, Jennifer Dharamsi, M.D. at Legacy Dermatology in Frisco, TX and her team of practitioners can offer numerous treatment choices, ranging from custom at-home cleansing systems to medications and laser treatments.
"So incredibly impressed with Legacy Dermatopathology. I have severe rosacea and am finally getting treatment for it. I can already see amazing results after only 1 treatment!"- C.N. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
"Awesome team...always a pleasure to see them while dealing with my medical issues."- G.B. / Google / Apr 19, 2019
"Dr Dharamsi and her medical assistant Pebbles seriously ROCK! My entire experience was pleasant, professional, and very helpful. Prior to my visit to Legacy Dermatology, I had been to half a dozen dermatologists. Dr Dharamsi is the first physician I've met who understands how to help me, and genuinely cares about what is best for me! Best of all, Dr Dharamsi has a wonderful bedside manner and is an active listener. It's rare to find a physician that is both highly intelligent and genuinely caring. I feel blessed to now be her patient."- J.B. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"I see Carrie Davis for facial and laser treatments. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. Carrie is so caring and always follows up to check on me and answer any questions I may have after a procedure. The staff are very friendly and efficient as well. I highly recommend Carrie and Legacy Dermatology for any dermatology needs you may have!"- T.P. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"I was extremely happy with my first visit to Legacy Dermatology for a mole check. Patrice Simon is wonderful - so very nice and she clearly takes great pride in her work and is very thorough, taking time to explain everything she noted. I highly recommend her."- J.S. / Google / Apr 16, 2019
A flare-up of acne can occur for a number of different reasons, including hormonal fluctuations associated with puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Additionally, certain medications and drugs (such as birth control pills) can cause acne, as well as stress and a poor diet. Once the precise cause of acne is diagnosed, a proper treatment plan can be established.
Acne symptoms can vary in conjunction with the kind of acne you have and its severity. Blemishes are a common, obvious symptom of acne and present in many diverse forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, and nodules. Each form of blemish ranges from mild to severe and will need to be treated accordingly. Studies have shown that acne can also create emotional symptoms, like low self-esteem and depression. Other symptoms associated with acne are dark spots on the skin and permanent scars.
Research indicates that over-the-counter medications don't treat acne effectively. Legacy Dermatology offers numerous treatment alternatives to control and manage acne and clear its symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications, such as topical solutions and creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, might help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as minocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline, that are effective to use. Along with topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments have also proven effective. Not only can a laser treatment help deep clean and attack dead skin cells under the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation issues linked with acne. Chemical peels and extractions may also help, depending on the sort of acne you are experiencing.
Clear Your Complexion
If you are sick of covering your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, and emotional affliction that may develop from this condition, we encourage you to contact Legacy Dermatology to schedule an appointment today. We will provide a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as swiftly as possible.