What is Acne?
Acne impacts around 60 million people each year. Acne is a mix of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, small cysts, and other itchy, red, and swollen areas most commonly seen on the face, back, and neck. Caused by a blend of bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells, acne is seen most commonly in teens, but it can also be seen in those in their 40s. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with medication and a consistent at-home cleaning routine, many people have acne so badly that scarring may occur. If you're interested in getting a healthier, more luminous look, Dr. Christy at Body Bar MD in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN can provide numerous treatment alternatives, ranging from personalized at-home cleansing systems to medications and laser treatments, to help clear up your skin and reduce acne scarring.
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What Causes Acne?
Acne "flare-ups" can occur in men and women for a variety of reasons, like hormonal fluctuations related to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Certain medications, such as the birth control pill, as well as anxiety and a poor diet, can lead to acne issues. At Body Bar MD, Dr. Christy can work with you to assess your acne and address the cause, and from there, she can help you create a customized treatment plan to reduce and eliminate your acne and acne scarring. If you're in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN or surrounding areas and are interested in getting a softer, even complexion, call our office to schedule your consultation today.
What Are the Acne Symptoms?
Acne symptoms can vary, depending on the type and severity of acne a person has. Typically, blemishes are the most noticeable acne symptom, consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, papules, and nodules. Treatment options will often depend on the severity of the blemishes. Aside from physical symptoms, many people also develop psychological symptoms, like low self-esteem or even depression, due to their acne. Some people may even notice dark spots develop where they once had acne, as well as permanent scars. If you notice yourself with any of these symptoms, give Dr. Christy a call at one of our Body Bar MD locations in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN so she can help you address your acne and clear up your skin.
How is Acne Treated?
Research shows that not all store-bought medications can or will help severe acne. Body Bar MD offers treatments to control, maintain, and clear acne. For milder cases of acne, prescription drugs, such as topical creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, may help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline, that can help manage acne. Laser therapies have also proven effective and may be used in some severe cases. Not only can a laser therapy help to cleanse and attack dead skin cells under the dermal layer, but it can also decrease redness and other problems associated with acne. For more information on our acne treatments and solutions, contact Dr. Christy at either our Carmel or Terre Haute, IN office today.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- Recovery Time
- 0 – 1 week
- How Long It Takes
- 30 min – 2 hrs
- Follow Up Time
- Every 2 – 4 weeks
Clear Your Complexion
If you're ready to clear up your skin and get a smooth, acne-free complexion, Body Bar MD can help you. Dr. Christy can help you address your acne symptoms and causes at either our Carmel or Terre Haute, IN office. Our variety of treatment options can help you reduce and eliminate your acne, as well as minimize the psychological issues, like embarrassment and depression, that are associated with it.