Acne in Chambersburg, PA

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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting millions of teens and adults each year. While some cases are considered mild and may be controlled with a consistent facial cleansing routine and over-the-counter medications, many times, this is not enough to clear acne completely. Uncontrolled acne, even for weeks to months, can leave scarring.

There are many different lesions that can be present in acne. Typically, a mixture of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and sometimes even painful cysts are present. A buildup of dead skin cells that clog our pores and allow bacteria to cause inflammation contributes to acne formation. It is most frequently found on the face, chest, shoulders, and back. It is important to identify and treat acne early to avoid permanent scarring.

OneSkin Integrative Dermatology offers numerous treatment options to tackle active acne, pigment change, scarring, or a mix to get clear, luminous skin!

The Most Comprehensive Acne Treatment in Chambersburg, Pa

Figuring out the right treatment regimen alone can be challenging! Often, using only over-the-counter treatments does not get rid of acne completely. At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, there are several treatment options to control acne and achieve clearer skin. For mild cases of acne, topical medications containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or retinoids (Vitamin A derivatives) may be sufficient. Occasionally, oral antibiotics, such as minocycline, doxycycline, or azithromycin may be used to expedite clearance. However, oral antibiotics may be used sparingly in the treatment of acne to minimize any possible negative effects that could be caused by prolonged use. For stubborn or severe acne, the use of isotretinoin or Accutane, can help patients and families feel comfortable and safe throughout their treatment course. Adjunctive treatment modalities available at OneSkin Integrative Dermatology include acne chemical peels, laser treatment, and acne facials. Treatment for pigmentation problems related to resolved acne and scarring are also available using chemical peels, IPL, microneedling, and laser procedures.

I started going to Dr. Day about 2 months ago because I was at wits end with my acne journey. I have tried basically everything and I saw two other dermatologists and nothing worked. Once I discovered that Dr. Day created her own practice, I begged my mom to take me because I needed this acne journey to end. I love everything about OneSkin dermatology! The lobby area is so warm and inviting. Her whole practice is so beautifully designed and decorated. The staff is all so nice and personable. Dr. Day, herself, is amazing and has really helped treat my acne. She explains everything step-by-step and thoroughly, and she is so helpful with answering questions. She really cares about her patients. I truly feel welcomed in her practice and it’s a doctor’s appointment I look forward to every month. My acne is already starting to look so much better all because of Dr. Day. She is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone!!

R.M. Google

Absolutely love oneskin dermatology and dr day and her entire staff!! I went in feeling horrible about my skin and In tears everyone in the office was wonderful caring and non judgmental. They got me in for my first apt the next week and dr day spent an hour with me herself literally holding my hand as I cried and said I didn’t know what else to do with my skin. I had severe rocasea that had never been diagnosed along with some hormonal acne going on which had scarred my skin . They are so caring there and my skin has done a 180 in a few short months. Never met a more caring dr or team she has there if anyone is reading this and in need of a wonderful dermatologist and staff there is no better place to go. The compassion and treatment you receive is beyond amazing. Thank you dr day and your incredible team for all your treatment mentally and skin wise you have given me so much confidence back look forward to my next treatment with you soon.

S.H. Google

My daughter has been seeing Dr.Day for over a year now for eczema and acne. This last time we left the office my 15 year old daughter says “I love my doctor”! Thank you to the entire staff for helping clear up her acne, eczema, and making us feel like friends when coming in the office! The office is very professional, down to earth, and welcoming! I recommend Dr.Day and her staff to everyone!

L.T. Google

My daughter was a new patient starting in January of this year who had a really bad issue with acne. When we went in for the first time they insured us that they were going to help her and guaranteed that by April and May she would be cleared up. And they kept their word! Her skin looks fabulous and we are extremely thrilled at the service we have in doored from this office! We would recommend to everyone!!

V.S. Google

My daughter has been seeing Dr.Day for over a year now for eczema and acne. This last time we left the office my 15 year old daughter says “I love my doctor”! Thank you to the entire staff for helping clear up her acne, eczema, and making us feel like friends when coming in the office! The office is very professional, down to earth, and welcoming! I recommend Dr.Day and her staff to everyone!

L.T. Google

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Acne Is a Medical Disease

The factors that contribute to acne are multifactorial and can include hormonal, dietary, environmental, and medication effects. It is important to identify which causes are contributing to an individual’s acne so a targeted treatment plan can control breakouts before scarring occurs. At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, a personalized approach looking at lifestyle habits, dietary considerations, types of acne, and level of scarring will get you on the path to clearer, healthy-looking skin fast!

How Do I Know It's Acne?

Not all "pimples" are acne. See our experts to make sure you have the right diagnosis. The severity of acne symptoms can range from mild, "annoying breakouts" to tender cysts and even painful nodules with flu-like symptoms. Mood changes, lowered self-esteem, and lack of confidence in social settings can often occur even with mild acne. OneSkin Integrative Dermatology recognizes the impact acne can have on an individual’s well-being and approaches the treatment of acne as a medical condition, not a cosmetic inconvenience.

What Should I Expect Following Acne Treatment?

OneSkin Integrative Dermatology offers various acne treatments for a wide range of acne severities. Your potential side effects and aftercare instructions will also vary depending on the treatment. In all cases, Dr. Day and our Chambersburg, PA team will want to monitor your progress and see if your acne is clearing. In the case of prescription treatments for more severe acne, such as Accutane, we will want to see you for follow-up appointments more often than those who are using milder topical treatments for their acne. Side effects of Accutane, or isotretinoin, may include itching, dry skin, dry eyes, and joint pain. It is not recommended for those who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. If you opt to get chemical peels, acne facials, and/or laser treatments, we may recommend multiple sessions as part of your treatment plan, and you may experience some redness for a short period following your session(s).

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If you’re ready to stop dealing with stubborn, uncontrolled acne, find out how OneSkin Integrative Dermatology’s customized treatment plan can get you the clear skin you’ve always wanted. Love your oneskin today!

What causes acne?
The primary cause of acne is hormonal fluctuations which can prompt the oil glands in the skin to overproduce sebum (skin oil), which can block pores, leading to acne outbreaks. At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, Dr. Day takes a holistic approach to treating acne that takes into account your diet, hormones, gut biome health, activity level, and more to ensure your acne treatment targets the root causes of your acne, and not just the symptoms.
Can acne be permanently cured?
No, there is currently no permanent cure for acne. While most people only have acne during puberty or early adulthood, many people struggle with acne throughout their life. However, there are effective treatments to reduce acne symptoms and lessen the frequency of flare-ups. At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, we offer a wide range of the latest acne treatments so we can customize treatment plans for each patient's unique skin needs to achieve optimal results.
How do I know which acne treatment is right for me?
Dr. Day will thoroughly examine your skin, listen to your concerns, and review your medical history to determine which acne treatment will best suit your skin. For some people, topical medications may be enough to reduce their acne symptoms. Other patients may need a combination of treatments that can include medications, laser procedures, chemical peels, and more to achieve the clearer and healthier skin they want. Whatever your skin care needs, we will create a treatment plan that addresses the whole-body causes of your acne specifically curated to help you achieve the best results.
Do certain foods cause acne or make it worse?
In general, no, eating certain foods does not cause acne. Much research has gone into the link between certain foods and acne. While the relationship between food and acne is still being studied, there are some foods claimed to make acne worse, including heavily fried foods, dairy products, food high in saturated fats, foods high in processed sugar, and milk chocolate. The triggering factor between acne and these foods is that they may affect hormone levels, which can lead to acne.
Should I pop my pimples?
No, most dermatologists recommend against popping pimples. Popping pimples can lead to infections and scarring, and delay the healing process. It is generally recommended to leave them alone, allowing them to heal on their own, especially if you are using an acne treatment.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.