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Acne services offered in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, CA

Acne is a common skin condition, especially among women and teenagers. At Aloe Dermatology in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, California, the highly trained specialists offer treatments for acne to clear up your skin, make it even-toned and healthier, and help you gain self-confidence. Call the nearest office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking tab today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin issue that causes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and painful cysts that may develop on your face, chest, shoulders, back, or other areas. The bumps or lumps may contain pus, be irritating, or cause pain. They can scar if you pick at them.

Commonly caused by hormone fluctuations, acne may also lead to scarring when left untreated. See Aloe Dermatology at the first sign of acne that is ongoing, severe, or irritating. 

Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause symptoms that are similar to acne and also flushing, blushing, and visible facial vessels. 

What can cause acne?

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles. It has multiple causes and risk factors, including:

  • Family history of acne
  • Being a teenager
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Certain skin care products
  • Having oily skin
  • Poor hygiene habits
  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation
  • Clogged hair follicles 
  • Some medicines
  • Stress
  • Oily or greasy substances
  • Friction or pressure on your skin

Oftentimes, there are multiple contributing factors to developing acne and scarring associated with it. Treatment can clear up acne and reduce your risk of future flare-ups. 

How is acne treated?

Your Aloe Dermatology provider diagnoses acne after discussing your symptoms and examining your skin. They may recommend one or more of the following acne treatments:

  • Extraction to remove clogged pores
  • Blu-U® photodynamic therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Oral or topical medicines (e.g., Accutane)
  • Vbeam® laser treatment for acne and red acne scars
  • Injections
  • Pixel Perfect® or UltraPulse® lasers for deep acne scars
  • Skin care with professional-grade skin care products

Aloe Dermatology uses only top-quality skin care products, including SkinMedica®, IS Clinical®, Glo Skin Beauty, EltaMD®, and SkinCeuticals®. Your specialist personalizes each acne treatment based on your skin type, the severity of your acne, your lifestyle, and your treatment preferences. You might be a candidate for more than one type of acne or rosacea treatment. 

It’s also important to eat nutritious foods, keep your skin clean, protect your skin from the sun, and minimize stress levels to reduce your risk of developing acne in the future. 

To get treated for acne, schedule an appointment at Aloe Dermatology by phone or online today.