Acne: Ask the Expert!

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States. It affects up to 50 million Americans annually.

While it is usually starts in young adults going through puberty, this skin condition can occur at any stage of life. Stress, hormones and diet can cause increased oil and inflammation, which ultimately leads to the formation of acne.

Sometimes home remedies can help control acne, but many people look to a dermatologist for treatment options.

When treating acne, Dr. Kingsley recommends starting simple with a consistent skincare routine. She often finds that people are not using the right products for their skin or they overtreat, causing irritation to their skin which then aggravates the issue and makes the acne worse.

If you’re looking for a clean and simple regimen, Dr. Kingsley recommends SkinTherapyMD products.

If your acne is not responding to a skincare routine, have it evaluated by a dermatologist for other treatment recommendations.  It is important to treat early to prevent long term scarring.

Dr. Kingsley and the team at MK Dermatology create daily skin care regimens specific to each patient to help treat and prevent acne.

Check out this article featuring Dr. Kingsley that answers eight common questions many people have when it comes to acne.

Looking for a professional to help treat or prevent acne? Give us a call or schedule an appointment online!

Acne: Ask the Expert!

Melanie Kingsley, MD


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