Acne is something that most people experience at some point in their lives and can be a cause for anxiety and depression. There are multiple factors that can contribute to acne including genetics, increase in androgens such as testosterone, increase in sebum production and excessive growth of bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. There are numerous different treatment options available for acne. A good cleansing regimen twice a day is always an important first step in any acne regimen. Different cleansers can include benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Topical prescriptions medications are available to help reduce inflammation in the skin, kill bacteria and also remove keratin plugs that can clog pores leading to comedo formation. Occasionally, oral medication can be used for cystic and inflammatory acne lesions. Oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory vitamins can help reduce inflammation allowing topical medications to work more effectively. We offer multiple cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments and hydrafacials to aid in quicker improvement of acne and acne scarring. Come in today to our Metairie office to begin you journey to clearer skin. Inquire about our Clear Skin Club at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.