Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment in McMurry PA

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting adults around the world. Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It's characterized by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and in more severe cases, cysts and nodules. Acne can affect various parts of the body but is most commonly found on the face, chest, and back.

If you're struggling with acne, Dr. Mark Seraly at Seraly Dermatology in McMurray, PA can help.

Acne Treatments

There are many different acne treatments, depending on the severity of your acne. These include:

  • Topical Treatments: Your dermatologist may prescribe topical medications such as retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, or topical antibiotics, to reduce inflammation, unclog pores, and eliminate acne-causing bacteria.
  • Oral Medications: For more severe cases of acne, you may be prescribed oral antibiotics, hormonal therapies, or oral isotretinoin.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can help to improve skin texture, reduce scarring, and promote the shedding of dead skin cells.
  • Laser Therapy: These acne treatments can target and destroy acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and improve skin texture. Seraly Dermatology uses the AviClear laser to treat acne.

For more information on which treatments might help your acne, get in touch with Dr. Seraly and the team at Seraly Dermatology in McMurray, PA.

AviClear Laser Treatments

AviClear is the first FDA-cleared energy device for the treatment of acne. It works by selectively targeting and suppressing the sebaceous gland, without the need for prescription medication.

During the procedure, you might feel a slight snapping sensation, however, the laser uses the AviCool system to cool the skin down, minimizing any pain.

Afterward, there is no downtime. You may notice slight redness of the skin, however this shouldn't interfere with your daily activities. Your dermatologist will likely advise you to wear sunscreen and ensure you aren't using actives (such as retinol) in the days following.

It's recommended that you have 3 treatment sessions, spaced 3–4 weeks apart.

Book Your Skin Consultation

Acne isn't something you have to live with. To book an appointment with Dr. Seraly at Seraly Dermatology in McMurray, PA, call (724) 969-2500 today.

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