Acne is an extremely common skin condition that affects people of all ages. Although teenagers get more than their fair share of acne, the incidence is increasing in children and adults as well, and it is therefore the most common skin condition in the United States.
Many adults, both men and women, will experience the appearance of acne in their twenties, thirties, forties, or even fifties. Patients can experience significant problems related to acne. If left untreated, acne can result in dark marks or permanent scarring which can be quite disfiguring. Although there are very effective treatments for acne scars, as with anything, prevention is the best medicine. In addition, patients with acne can experience significant psychological morbidity. Patients may be embarrassed to be in front of people or even to be with friends and family. The anxiety related to this can affect social lives and even careers. Many patients turn down promotions and positions that require them to be in front of people because they feel self-conscious about not having clear skin. Often people are told they will "grow out of it" or to "let the acne run its course," but dermatologists know that treating acne is both safe and effective. With an appropriate treatment plan, we can prevent scarring and your self image can improve dramatically.
The doctors at Village Dermatology in Houston, Texas are experts in acne treatment in the Houston, Memorial, and surrounding areas, and they can help you achieve the skin you want.
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