At SmarterSkin Dermatology, Dr. Sejal Shah customizes care to address the underlying causes of acne and provides a comprehensive range of services to help clear the skin of blemishes and reduce the appearance of any associated scarring or discolorations for a smooth and fresh complexion.
Although an occasional pimple here and there, is typically managed and resolved, more extensive and persistent acne can make a person feel self-conscious, shy and even cause some scarring or darkening that can further mar one’s skin. Despite the fact that acne is commonly associated with teens, it also affects many adults.
It’s the job of the sebaceous glands just beneath your skin to secrete oil through the pores to naturally hydrate the skin. When these glands produce too much oil, the pores can trap dead skin cells as well as debris and become a breeding ground for bacteria; leading to a single infected pimple, or acne, which involves multiple breakouts across the skin. While hormonal changes, especially those that occur with puberty are the main reason for both pimples and acne, other factors such as stress, medication, diet, cosmetics, and hygiene, can also play a role.
As a Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Sejal Shah provides skilled care to address the unique skin care needs of every patient. Since acne can be the result of multiple contributing factors, treatment may involve prescribing a combination of therapies such as topical creams, oral antibiotics, hormonal medications, chemical peels, and laser treatments.
By offering the latest advances in care, including in-office light and laser acne treatment, Dr. Shah can effectively, gently, and with the highest degree of precision clean the pores and eliminate the acne producing bacteria as well as reduce any associated inflammation and the appearance of scarring. As the most advanced and non-invasive methods of care, lasers not only help to get acne under control faster and with no downtime, they can also target acne-scarred skin to allow the production of new skin cells.