dermavita acne treatment
Why take drugs for acne when you don't have to?
For more than twenty years we have successfully treated thousands of adults & teenagers suffering from mild to severe acne.
Our patients have found our acne treatments to be very successful, easy to follow, and affordable. Learn how our simple acne program can do wonders for your skin.
Start with an individual consultation that includes proper skin analysis, an explanation of how genetics, stress, diet, and use of over the counter products can aggravate your acne prone skin.
Just next to Seattle, Dermavita of Kirkland has been providing quality acne treatments since 1992. Serving the greater Seattle area including Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond.
Acne Treatment FAQ's
Q: What is acne?
A. Acne is a controllable disorder of the follicle evolving from the buildup of dead skin cells, bacteria, and the increasing amounts of oil that stick together and sludge up the pores of genetically inclined individuals. Acne comes in two basic types and varies in severity from individual to individual:
- An inflamed condition normally associated with soreness, redness, swelling, pus formation-nodules, cysts, pustules, papules, etc.
- A non-inflamed condition usually accompanied with closed comedones (whiteheads) or open comedones (blackheads). Acne lesions usually occurs on the face, neck, chest and shoulders.
Q: What causes acne?
A. The exact cause of acne is unknown, but doctors believe it results from several related factors. One important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). Hormone increase in both boys and girls during puberty, and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.
Q: Does everyone get acne?
A. Acne affects all skin colors and skin types. It can be a frustrating issue as you never know if, where, or when it will present itself. People with skin of color are faced with additional challenges such as post inflammatory dark spots and scarring, thus preventative care is essential.
Q: How can I control my acne?
A. Any acne therapy has 3 goals: First, to kill the Propionibacterium acnes; second, to reduce inflammation, and third, to prevent sebaceous glands from producing excess oil, clogging pores and creating an environment that allows the P.acne bacteria to flourish.
You can control your acne through the continued use of a properly prescribed skin regime for home care and in-clinic treatments on a regular basis. Under these circumstances, you can expect your acne to be improved in approximately 3 months. Most acne conditions, if left untreated, will worsen and increase the chance of scarring. Each treatment will bring you one step closer to having clear skin.