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Clear skin is a sign of good health and gives us confidence. If you are experiencing skin problems, get treatment for your acne in Tipton, Batesville, Indianapolis, IN at Dermatology Associates, PC. Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson and Dr. Devin Miles are experienced dermatologists who can help you improve your skin.

What Is Acne?

Pimples that surface on the face, chest, or back are referred to as acne. There are two main types of acne:

Blackheads and Whiteheads - more common on the face and shoulders

Papules or Red Pustules - usually filled with pus

While acne is most common with teens, some adults also deal with this skin problem.

What Causes Acne?

When sebum and dead skin cells are blocked in our skin’s hair follicles, a whitehead will form. An inflamed whitehead can evolve into a papule.

Adult acne may be caused by an unhealthy diet, hormonal changes, or excessive stress. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “adult-onset acne” is most common in menopausal women.

How Can A Dermatologist Help Treat Acne?

When you visit us for acne treatment in Tipton, Batesville, Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson, and Dr. Devin Miles will ask you questions about your health and examine your skin. Depending on the condition of your acne, our doctors may prescribe Benzoyl Peroxide.

If you are a woman dealing with hormonal acne, our staff will administer treatment tailored to your hormones. If your pores appear infected or inflamed, we can prescribe topical antibiotics. In some cases, we will use a small metal instrument to extract whiteheads and blackheads.

How Can I Prevent Acne?

While hormonal acne issues will require medical treatment, proper daily practices at home can prevent non-hormonal acne. You also want to ensure your skin remains clear after successful treatment. Acne can always come back if you are not careful. Here are some steps you should take to achieve or maintain healthy skin:

  • Keep the face clean and oil-free
  • Don’t use harsh cleaners
  • Moisturize skin daily
  • Avoid squeezing existing pimples
  • Avoid heavy makeup
  • Don’t sleep in your makeup
  • Drink tons of water
  • Avoid touching your face

You no longer have to struggle with skin problems. If you live in Tipton, Batesville, Indianapolis, IN, acne care is available from the professional staff at Dermatology Associates, PC. Call our office in Tipton, IN, at (765) 675-1410, our office in Batesville, IN, at (800) 303-3228, and our office in Indianapolis, IN, at (317) 257-1484. You may also email us at  [email protected]. Dr. Campbell Johnson and Dr. Miles will help you start your journey to flawless skin today.

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