Chances are that you or someone you know have dealt with acne. But just because you have acne doesn’t mean it has to stick around!

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway wants to offer some perspective on acne, including its symptoms and how to treat it effectively.

What Exactly Is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the skin follicles become clogged up with oil and dead skin cells. While we most commonly think of it as affecting the face, it can show up on other areas of the body, too, including the back.

If you’re experiencing acne, you may see a variety of skin-related symptoms. The condition appears differently in each person.

What Acne May Look Like

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Small, red, tender bumps
  • Pimples
  • Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin

How Can I Get Rid of Acne?

Your best option is always to prevent acne in the first place. But since we can’t control things like hormonal fluctuations, prevention isn’t always possible.

If you develop acne, there are many different treatment options, including a wide variety of over-the-counter cleansers and spot treatments. Your doctor can help you determine what option might work best for your skin.

Acne Treatment Options

  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Sulfur
  • Aczone
  • Cortisone shots

Tired of dealing with acne flare-ups? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway today for an evaluation.