Acne And Rosacea

Thrive Family Dermatology

American Board of Dermatology Certified Skin Doctor located in Allen, TX

Acne treatment can boost your self-confidence at any age. Dr. Anna Vawter of Thrive Family Dermatology in Allen, Texas, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in acne treatment for patients of all ages. Whether acne has been an ongoing problem since your teenage years or you’re experiencing it for the first time as an adult, Dr. Vawter can help. Call or request a consultation online to learn more.

Acne and Rosacea Q & A

Thrive Family Dermatology

What causes acne?

The most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, and the number of adults with acne continues to grow.

You can get acne at any age when the pores in your skin become clogged with bacteria and layers of dead skin cells. Bacteria can multiply quickly under the right conditions, so when your pores become clogged and irritated, a cyst appears on your skin — a pimple — that is red and inflamed.

Acne is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.  If left untreated, acne can cause permanent scarring or contribute to depression and anxiety.

How is acne treated?

Acne isn’t something you have to live with forever. Dr. Vawter and the experienced team at Thrive Family Dermatology offer a variety of effective treatment options, depending on your specific acne condition.

Dr. Vawter tailors treatment methods to your skin type, acne condition, and lifestyle. She finds that when you work together to understand the causes of your acne, then choose and implement a treatment plan, you’ll get the most effective results.

Another important aspect of any acne treatment plan includes follow-up visits so that Dr. Vawter can make any necessary adjustments to your skincare routine, including medications and topical solutions. The treatment options Dr. Vawter offers include:

  • Topical medications, retinoids, or benzoyl peroxide in the form of creams, gels, or lotions
  • Antibiotics to kill excess bacteria and reduce redness
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Oral medications
  • Comedone extractions of whiteheads and blackheads
  • Light chemical peels

What is rosacea, and does it cause acne?

Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes red, dry, sensitive facial skin prone to acne-like breakouts. Sun exposure, dietary factors, and lifestyle may contribute to or trigger a rosacea outbreak, but the exact cause is unknown. Dr. Vawter is experienced in treating the symptoms of rosacea and helping to prevent occurrences by addressing your individual triggers.

If you’ve been living with acne breakouts or rosacea flares, Dr. Vawter invites you to take the first step in finding a lasting solution. Call for an appointment or request a consultation online.

What we offer

Dermatology and Cosmetic Services