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Acne Specialist

Board Certified Physician Assistant & Clinical Dermatology in , & ,

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Acne services offered in Ahwatukee , Phoenix and Sun City, Sun City West, AZ

Do you dread looking in the mirror and finding acne on your face? At Ahwatukee Skin & Laser in Phoenix and Sun City, Arizona, the team of acne specialists can assess the condition of your skin and give you personalized treatment that works. To learn more, call the friendly office staff or book your appointment online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne affects up to 50 million Americans each year, making it one of the most common skin conditions in the United States. 

It causes blemishes to appear on your skin in the form of:

  • Pimples
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Cysts
  • Nodules
  • Pustules

Acne usually appears on your face, but you can also experience a breakout in other areas of your body, including your back, shoulders, chest, and neck. 

What causes acne?

Acne develops when oil and dead skin cells clog your pores. In some cases, bacteria can cause inflammation and infections, which cause more severe acne. Blemishes can also turn into painful cysts when they go untreated.

Even though acne is most common among teenagers, the problem also affects adults for various reasons, including stress, hormonal fluctuations, and genetics. 

Why is it important to treat acne?

You may want to let acne run its course, but in many cases, it can lead to uneven skin coloring and scarring when it goes untreated. To stay on top of your skin’s condition, your provider can help you implement a customized acne treatment plan to minimize your acne and keep it under control.

The Ahwatukee Skin & Laser team offers many treatments to help keep your skin free from acne.

How is acne treated?

The Ahwatukee Skin & Laser acne specialists offer the latest and most effective acne treatments, including topical and oral medications, low-dose antibiotics, and natural-based alternative therapies. 


They use treatments, such as:

Natural fruit acids with exfoliation and extractions

Regular treatments of using natural fruit acids can reduce bacteria, inflammation, and oil, the three primary triggers for acne.

Topical anti-inflammatories 

The team applies anti-inflammatories directly to your acne to reduce potential scarring.

Light chemical peels

Your provider recommends chemical peels done in a series to reduce the appearance of acne, whether you have a mild or severe case.

Cryotherapy

Your provider uses cryotherapy to tighten up your pores to reduce their size, which helps prevent impurities from seeping in and causing acne to develop.

Blue light 

The team at Ahwatukee Skin & Laser uses blue light therapy to kill specific bacteria on your skin. This method of treatment is noninvasive.

Because every person’s skin is different and acne issues aren’t the same, the team creates personalized treatment plans for each patient.

To find out the best treatment for your acne, call the friendly office staff or book an appointment online today.