Acne Treatment San Antonio

For most, acne is associated with teenagers. But, raging hormones and lack of skin care routine are not the only reasons people struggle with acne. According to The American Academy of Dermatology:

  • Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States
  • The rates of adult acne have risen since 2012

While acne is common, we specialize in the most advanced acne treatments that the dermatological field has to offer. Your insurance may even be able to cover your acne treatments.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a common condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. It affects oily and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest, and back. Acne is caused by a combination of overactive oil glands, hormones, and bacterial infection along with environmental factors.

Acne can affect one’s confidence and cause low self-esteem. Combat the physical and emotional scars with dedicated acne treatments proven to work.

How Does Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics Treat Acne?

Identify Acne Cause
Acne Treatment
Acne Prevention

At Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics our acne services include more than just acne treatments. Our acne treatments are designed to address the underlying problems of blocked pores, excessive oiliness, and inflammation, while improving the overall texture and resilience of your skin.

Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics offers advanced acne treatments including:

Types Of Acne – Treatment Guide

Whiteheads occur when the normal follicles become blocked with excess oil. Whiteheads most often present as white bumps that can be clustered in large or small groups.

When whiteheads appear, the best tactic is to prevent them from becoming inflamed.

Treatments to prevent and/or treat whiteheads are:

  Topical treatments
  Exfoliation
  Correct deficiency in specific fundamental nutrients to help you prevent reoccurrence

Blackheads are whiteheads with pigmentation and the same guidelines apply as for whiteheads.

Treatments to prevent and/or treat blackheads are:

  Topical treatments
  Exfoliation
  Correct deficiency in specific fundamental nutrients to help you prevent reoccurrence

Unlike whiteheads, due to the darker pigmentation of blackheads it can take longer for their appearance to improve.

Papules or big, hard pimples occur when the pore walls break. Always avoid the urge to pick or squeeze any outbreaks!

Skin regimen to control and get rid of papules can include:

  Daily and nightly topical treatments
  Over the counter Vitamin A to be taken orally
  In severe or persistent cases, prescription oral medication
  We recommend professional treatments as well such as acne treatments with deep exfoliation (chemical peels or microdermabrasions) and laser services

Pustules, similar to papules, are hardened large pimples. Unlike papules, pustules are filled with pus.

Generally a patient will present with both papules and pustules along with inflamed skin.

Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics recommends:

  Day and night topical treatments
  Over the counter Vitamin A to be taken orally
  In severe or persistent cases, prescription oral medication
  We recommend professional treatments as well such as acne treatments with deep exfoliation (chemical peels or microdermabrasion) and laser services

Nodules are large bumps that are deeply embedded in the skin. They can be inflamed and are often sensitive to touch. Nodules present in serious cases of acne and require professional acne treatments to successfully treat.

Potential treatment options are likely to include:

  Topical and oral medications and/or Kenalog injections
  Over the counter Vitamin A to be taken with meals
  Exploration of lifestyle habits to evaluate how certain diets and environments affect your skin
  Professional acne services including acne treatments, deep exfoliations such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, and laser treatments

Cysts are pus filled bumps that, like nodules, are deeply embedded in the skin. Unlike nodules, cysts are filled with pus and are softer to the touch. A patient is likely to experience both nodules and cysts, this is considered a severe case of acne.

Potential treatments are likely to include:

  Topical and oral medications and/or Kenalog injections
  Over the counter Vitamin A to be taken with meals
  Exploration of lifestyle habits to evaluate how certain diets and environments affect your skin
  Professional acne services including acne treatments, deep exfoliations such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, and laser treatments

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