Clear Skin at OneSkin-experts in the Treatment of Acne
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.
At OneSkin Dermatology, Dr. Rachel Day and her team offer the Chambersburg area numerous treatment options to tackle active acne, pigment change, scarring, or a mix to get clear, luminous skin!
"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 / Aug 25, 2020
"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 / Oct 29, 2020
"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 / Mar 31, 2021
"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 / Sep 22, 2021
"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 / Apr 19, 2021
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 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 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.
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 Dermatology, Dr. Day offers patients 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, Dr. Day uses oral antibiotics sparingly in the treatment of acne to minimize any possible negative effects that could be caused by prolonged use. For recalcitrant or severe acne, she is a local expert in the use of isotretinoin or Accutane and helps patients and families feel comfortable and safe throughout their treatment course. Adjunctive treatment modalities available at OneSkin 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.
Clear Your Complexion
If you’re ready to stop dealing with stubborn, uncontrolled acne, find out how OneSkin Dermatology’s customized treatment plan can get you the clear skin you’ve always wanted. Love your oneskin today!
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