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!

What Are the Benefits of Acne Treatment?

At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, we understand that having acne can really get in the way of your self-confidence. Our various types of acne treatments provide many benefits, including:

  • Reducing the appearance of acne to provide you with clearer skin
  • Improved confidence through obtaining healthier skin
  • Tailored treatments based on your skin type and specific needs
  • Witness long-term improvements with effective solutions

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 (Accutane) may be suggested. OneSkin 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, lasergenesis, and POLY blue light. Treatment for pigmentation problems related to resolved acne and scarring are also available using chemical peels, IPL, microneedling, and laser procedures.

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, 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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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, our team 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?

Our team 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.

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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!

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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!!

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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 struggled with acne for several years and I finally decided to take her to a dermatologist after we tried everything else. I am so glad I made that decision! After only a few months, her skin looked so much better. She has one more month of medication, but her skin is so clear now! Everyone at One Skin Dermatology is always very friendly and makes you feel very comfortable. They explain all your options and help you choose the right treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with acne, don’t wait to get help! I highly recommend One Skin Dermatology!!!!

J.S. Google

OneSkin Dermatology has given me the best medical care I have ever received, whether it be clinic or hospital related. Before coming to OneSkin I was seeing another derm but was not satisfied by their care. OneSkin far exceeded my standards of patient care and truly makes you feel cared for as a patient. They listen to what you have to say and take into account your concerns spending ample time with you. My acne journey has been long and exhausting but OneSkin has really helped me feel like I am achieving long term progress. I cannot recommend the practice enough!

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