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Acne and Acne Treatment

At FCP Dermatology, we are leading specialists in acne, acne treatment and acne-related skin conditions for patients of all skin types. The clinic offers a variety of advanced Dermatologist-approved treatments that are effective and tailored to your unique skin type and concern. Our team of skin experts and on-site Double-Board Certified Dermatologist will be able to accurately assess your skin and recommend a personalized treatment plan. Our multi-faceted approach focuses on treating acne and its residual effects on the skin to leave you with clear, blemish-free skin.

At FCP Dermatology, we strive to deliver optimal care to patients with acne while also educating them on the causes and remedies of the condition

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The exact cause of acne is not fully understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of factors, including:

  • 1. Hormones: During puberty, the body produces higher levels of androgen hormones, which can cause the oil glands to enlarge and produce more oil, leading to clogged pores and acne.
  • 2. Genetics: Acne can run in families, suggesting that genetics may play a role in the development of the condition.
  • 3. Bacteria: The bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is found on the skin and can contribute to the development of acne by proliferating in the oil gland.
  • 4. Inflammation: Inflammation of the oil gland from the proliferation of P. acnes also contributes to acne.
  • 5. Certain medications: Some medications, such as steroids can contribute to the development of acne.


It is important to note that while these factors can contribute to the development of acne, the severity of the condition can also be influenced by individual factors.

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What types of acne exist?

There are several types of acne, each with its own set of symptoms and characteristics. Some of the most common types of acne include:

Some types of acne, such as cysts and nodules, can cause scarring if left untreated. It is recommended to seek advice from our experts at FCP Dermatology if you have severe acne or if over-the-counter treatments do not improve your condition. We can identify the type of acne and recommend appropriate treatment options based on your skin type, severity of acne, and medical history.

Acne treatment for mild and severe acne

Mild acne can progress to moderate or severe acne if left untreated, and seeking advice from FCP Dermatology can help prevent future breakouts and scarring. Severe acne can be challenging to treat and may require a combination of medical treatments and skincare practices. FCP Dermatology offers a wide range of acne treatments including chemical peels, natural-based green peels, facials, LED light therapy, laser treatments, and medical grade skin care regimens. FCP Dermatology offers the following advanced acne treatments:

Medical-grade skincare regimens: FCP Dermatology offers top of the line medical skincare brought in by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kristy Bailey. After careful analysis of your skin, our team of skin care experts will curate a personalized skin care regimen with products specifically suited for your skin type. Acne can occur in all skin types, and it is important to use specific products to avoid intensifying the issue. Topical creams such as Retinol and oil-free serums may be recommended to treat your acne. Our team will carefully explain each of these products and instruct you on the correct way to apply them.

Peels: FCP Dermatology offers both chemical and natural herbal peels acne treatments. These peels can help reduce active acne, improve skin texture, and improve the appearance of acne scars by exfoliating old skin cells.

LED light therapy: Our in-clinic acne treatments are complemented by blue LED light therapy. Blue light therapy has been shown to help kill bacteria that causes acne while reducing inflammation.

Hydrafacials: Our advanced Hydrafacial MD provides a deep clean which improves acne and the appearance of clogged pores. The Hydrafacial MD merges cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, as well as a vacuum vortex for deep pore cleaning. It is an excellent way to clear blackheads appearing on the T-Zone of the face.

Surgical Extraction: In certain cases, cysts become enlarged and inflamed. These cysts must be surgically excised by our on-site Surgical Dermatologist to effectively remove them and prevent them from recurring.

Steroid injections: Steroid injections by our Dermatologist can reduce inflammation and swelling of large, painful acne cysts or nodules.

Laser treatments: FCP Dermatology carries the most advanced, state-of-the-art lasers on the market. These lasers can be used to treat residual pigmentation and red marks left by acne, as well as rosacea which can often appear as acne.

The best course of action for managing acne may vary depending on the individual’s skin type, severity of acne, and medical history. Our team of skin experts together with our Double-Board Certified Dermatologist will determine the best treatment plan for each patient and monitor their progress to ensure optimal results.

How to Prevent Acne?

While some people are more prone to acne than others, there are steps you can take to help prevent acne from developing. Here are some tips for preventing acne: 

  • 1. Use the right products for your skin: A personalized skin-care regimen is an important factor in preventing acne. Acne-prone patients should carefully select their skin-care products to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
  • 2. Avoid touching your face: Touching your face can transfer bacteria and oil from your hands to your skin, which can lead to acne breakouts.
  • 3. Use oil-free products: Choose oil-free makeup, sunscreen, and hair products to avoid clogging pores.
  • 4. Don’t pick at your skin: Picking at acne can cause it to become inflamed and increase the risk of scarring. Opt for our Hydrafacial MD which uses a vacuum vortex to clear out pores and extract blackheads.

It is important to note that preventing acne requires consistency and patience, and it may take several weeks or months to see results. If you have persistent or severe acne, seeking advice from our skin care experts together with our on-site Dermatologist can help determine the best course of action for managing acne and preventing future breakouts.

Why is FCP Dermatology the best clinic for acne treatment?

Our on-site double-board certified Dermatologist has received extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of acne, and we are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to your skin type, severity of acne, and medical history.

Here are some reasons why FCP Dermatology is best suited to help with acne treatments:

  • 1. Accurate diagnosis: Our cosmetic consultant together with our on-site Dermatologist can accurately diagnose the type and severity of acne and distinguish it from other skin conditions that may mimic acne, such as rosacea or folliculitis.
  • 2. Expertise in treatment options: Our skin care experts and on-site Dermatologist have extensive knowledge and expertise in the various treatment options available for acne,
  • including topical creams and serums, peels and facials, LED light and laser therapies, and cosmetic procedures.
  • 3. Personalized treatment plans: At FCP Dermatology we develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to an individual’s skin type, severity of acne, and medical history to achieve the best possible results.
  • 4. Monitoring and follow-up care: At FCP Dermatology we monitor an individual’s progress and adjust their treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal results. We also provide follow-up care to help prevent future breakouts and manage any scarring or pigmentation issues that may arise.

Overall, seeking advice from FCP Dermatology can help ensure that acne is properly diagnosed and effectively treated, which can help prevent long-term damage to the skin and maintain clear, glowing skin.

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