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Acne Q&A

A Private Medical Practice & Dermatologist located in Grapevine, TX

Acne services offered in Grapevine, TX

While not harmful, acne can diminish the appearance of your skin or make you feel self-conscious. At his private practice in Grapevine, Texas, board-certified dermatologist James R. Bond, Jr., MD, PA, offers an array of acne treatments to give you the beautiful, clear skin you desire. Call his office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition characterized by visible pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads on your skin. It can make affected skin feel rough, tender, or uncomfortable and cause scarring. If you have acne that bothers you, see Dr. Bond for an evaluation and clearer, beautiful skin.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Acne may cause the following symptoms:

  • Pimples
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Painful, tender bumps
  • Pus-filled lumps

It can appear on your forehead, face, chest, shoulders, upper back, or other areas. When left untreated, acne might lead to unsightly scarring or hyperpigmentation. 

What are the risk factors for acne?

Acne is common, as many people experience it from time to time. Risk factors include:

  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation
  • Clogged hair follicles
  • Excess oil production
  • Hormone changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Being a teenager
  • Some medications
  • Certain foods
  • Stress
  • Family history of acne
  • Using oily or greasy substances
  • Friction on your skin 

Consuming carbohydrate-rich foods like bagels, chips, or bread, might make acne worse in some people. 

How does my provider diagnose acne?

Dr. Bond diagnoses acne by examining your skin and asking about your symptoms. He also reviews your medical history and desired results, before tailoring an acne treatment plan based on your skin type and preferences.

How is acne treated?

Dr. bond may recommend one or more of the following acne treatments:

Lifestyle changes

Keep your skin clean by washing it twice daily, avoiding greasy cosmetic products, protecting your skin from the sun, avoiding friction on the skin, and showering after you sweat. 

Medications

Taking oral medicines or applying topical medicines is a common acne treatment that helps clear up your skin. 

Light therapies

Light-based therapies are also effective, noninvasive ways to reduce acne for some people. 

Chemical peels

Chemical peels use a chemical solution to remove outermost skin cell layers and treat acne-prone skin.

Extraction

Dr. Bond can extract pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads to remove their contents to improve the way your skin looks. 

Injections

Steroid injections into larger acne lesions reduce discomfort and may dramatically improve your skin’s appearance.

Hormone treatments

Hormone treatments are often effective treatments for women struggling with hormone-induced acne. 

To learn more about the acne treatments available at James R. Bond, Jr., MD, PA, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

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