Adult Acne and its Affects

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If you suffer from adult acne: you’re not alone. Although acne is notorious during teenage years, adults regularly report breakouts or develop new onset acne. While not a life-threatening condition, acne can be upsetting to those it affects, especially if it appears on the wrong day — and can lead to permanent and serious scarring if left alone. Luckily, there are great treatment options, and even severe acne can be resolved with the right guidance!

Learn About Acne Treatment at Wilmington Dermatology

Unfortunately, there’s no overnight fix to acne, but there are a range of effective, long-term treatments. Topical solutions, washers, cleansers, creams, and gels are all available. It’s important to remember that it typically takes 6-8 weeks to see initial results, and a combination of products may be necessary.

For severe acne, we may prescribe oral antibiotics, isotretinoin, or Accutane®, which can be extremely effective. Ideally, acne can be addressed before it scars, but even minor forms of acne can lead to scarring, which requires scar treatments — which we also offer!

Acne Scarring Treatment at Wilmington Dermatology

Treatments will vary depending on the type of acne scarring you may have, the severity, and what is most concerning about them. We may suggest lasers, energy-based devices, micro needling, or skin fillers to treat discoloration, ridged or hollowed skin, and more. All of these options are effective, but they do require time investment: they’ll all take multiple treatments, and anywhere from 6 months to a year to see improvement.

Why Choose Wilmington Dermatology?

We aren’t just passionate about aesthetics: we’re experts! Our staff are extremely dedicated to and qualified in the field of dermatology, with over 10+ years of experience. We are often asked to give demonstrations or provide training to other practices on the products and services we use, often recommended by the manufacturers themselves.

Hand-in-hand with our unparalleled expertise is our commitment to providing caring and friendly service, and to looking to the future when adopting services. We ensure that our patients receive the most up-to-date treatments that enhance your natural beauty to renew your looks and self-esteem.

Love The Skin You’re In

“I can’t thank Wilmington Dermatology enough for helping me gain some of my confidence back. Aging comes with it’s challenges, and Dr. George keeps me looking and feeling my best – in a natural way!”

K.G. | Wilmington, N.C.

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