Acne is no fun for anyone, but acne in Black skin and other skin of color often poses a special challenge. Inflammation from inflammatory acne — or even some harsh products used to treat acne — can leave behind dark spots, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which often last longer than the acne itself. “Sometimes the treatment
Acne is double trouble: First there’s the ugly blemishes. Then, in many cases, there are the scars that result. If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to get rid of acne scars, or at least make them less noticeable, the answer is yes. The best acne scar treatment depends on your skin tone and the type
We’ve heard more than our share of acne treatment myths in recent years; from how people get acne, to how they can get rid of it, and just about everything in between. Let’s look at three of the more common misconceptions about professional acne treatment. Myth 1: Dermatologists are basically professional strength pimple-poppers This is
For teenagers and adults alike, acne is a difficult condition to live with. Finding the right acne treatment for your unique skin can be even more challenging. Anyone who’s struggled with acne will tell you it can flare up at any time, for no apparent reason. Being prepared with expert advice and effective treatment options
Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin condition that affects around 50 million Americans. Acne is typically associated with young adulthood. Indeed, in the throes of pubescence, angry, hormonal teenagers are expected to have unsightly acne. But come adulthood, your acne will disappear and your skin will become surreptitiously clear, right? Wrong. While acne typically begins
Acne is usually considered a teenage condition, but what if your acne follows you into adulthood? Water’s Edge Dermatology’s Tanya Sperber, ARNP, has the information you need to get serious medicine for your skin.