Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Acne affects most teenagers to some extent. However, the disease is not restricted to any age group; adults in their 20’s and even well beyond their 40’s can get acne. While not a life threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring. When severe, acne can lead to serious and permanent scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring.
Dr. Green uses the newest techniques, medicines, chemical peels, lasers, and light treatments to treat acne and its effects. The doctor has also developed a skin care line that he tailors for each individual case of acne.
If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be an option that is offered in office. Another option that speeds up the course of treatment of acne are chemical peels and regular deep cleansing facials. Ask Dr. Green about these easy and safe treatment options.