When to See a Dermatologist about Acne

by Kevin Smith Author

Acne is a typical part of adolescence, but there comes a time when acne can become so severe or last into adulthood that it's not just embarrassing--it can scar physically and emotionally. If you're unable to keep your acne under control or feel like it's significantly impacting your quality of life, it may be time to visit a dermatologist in La Jolla, CA, to start the process of treating the acne successfully. Here are some indications that you need to see a specialist about your acne.

No Change with At-Home Remedies

If you're not seeing any change in your acne or if the condition of your skin seems to be worsening even when using over-the-counter remedies, you may need the help of a dermatologist. Mild acne can often be cleared with these at-home remedies, or at the very least they should respond somewhat. However, if you've been using one or more products for three months or more you may need something more effective that only a dermatologist can provide. The same is true if these remedies seem to work for a while but then become ineffective after time.

Sudden Acne

Sometimes what looks like acne may be another skin condition that needs to be evaluated by a skin doctor. If you've had healthy, clear skin the majority of your life and are suddenly having major breakouts, you could be experiencing another skin condition. The cause of sudden, severe outbreaks could also be related to stress or hormonal changes that may need a treatment that home remedies can't provide.

Concern about Underlying Conditions

Some medications may cause your skin to break out so if you notice this happening after starting a new medication, it's a good idea to contact the dermatologist. Other conditions like PCOS, autoimmune disorders, and hormonal balances may cause acne, so if you suspect you have one of these health conditions, you should see the dermatologist.

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is hard, painful bumps under the skin that often causes scars. The dermatologist can help find an effective, lasting treatment to reduce or eliminate cystic acne and reduce the likelihood of permanent scarring.

Skin Preoccupation

If the condition of your skin is causing you to have low self-esteem or is causing depression or extreme preoccupation, you should talk to the dermatologist in La Jolla, CA. The emotional effects of acne shouldn't be ignored because they can have a serious, negative impact on your quality of life.


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