Often thought to occur mainly in adolescents, acne can affect people of all ages and is the most common skin condition in the U.S. Typically caused by excess oil, bacteria, inflammation, and clogged pores, acne can manifest as a small blackhead or whitehead. These small bumps on the skin can get even worse if the blockage of oil is deeper within the skin, progressing from a pimple to a painful cyst or nodule – the most severe type of acne lesion. If left untreated, these types of acne can lead to permanent scarring and other problems such as depression and extreme self-consciousness.
At Silverberg Surgical and Medical Group, we offer a range of medical, aesthetic, and laser treatments that can not only help prevent acne, but also correct mild scarring and skin imperfections that can result from it. With Omnilux Blue and Red Light therapy, our dermatologists use high-intensity light to stimulate natural chemicals found in P. acnes bacteria (a typical cause of acne) that can destroy the bacteria itself. This can ultimately help the skin heal and recover from the damage acne has caused.