Acne treatment can help both teens and adults
Acne medicine can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40 million to 50 million Americans, many but not all of them teenagers. While hormones can play a part in it, the natural oil production of a person's body is more at blame than any other factor. Most people outgrow acne after going through puberty, once they hit their late teens or their early 20s. Some people still struggle with acne well into middle age.
However, there are many people who suffer from severe acne, more so than their peers. This type of acne can occur all over the body and cause discomfort. That discomfort can become excruciating pain when the acne develops in areas that are already sensitive.
If over-the-counter medicines do not work in easing up acne, scheduling a trip to the dermatologist is recommended. When acne starts to become painful and causes severe discomfort, a trip to the dermatologist can not only get to the root of the acne problem, but they can also prescribe medication in the form of a pill or a steroid topical cream.
Finding a dermatologist is not difficult. They are available in most metropolitan areas. Use Angie's List to find a dermatologist in your city who has been highly recommended by other Angie's List members. For example, of 394 dermatologists listed in Atlanta, 180 have received top ratings from past customers who are Angie's List members.