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Acne Treatment in Birmingham, AL

Acne is a challenging skin condition for children, adolescents and adults. Chronic acne requires treatments that are clinically tested and approved. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers safe and effective acne treatments for patients of all ages who live in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.

What is Acne?

Acne affects about 50 million Americans each year in the United States, making it the most common skin condition. While it is widely known for its prevalence in the teenage years, breakouts can happen to anyone at any time. Acne is more common during times of hormone changes, such as puberty. It is not uncommon for acne to affect people of all different ages, as about 30 percent of the acne cases we treat are not teenagers.

Benefits of Acne Treatment

Doctor dispensed treatments are stronger than over-the-counter options available at your local grocery store or pharmacy. We tailor our treatments to the severity of the condition, the skin type, gender, age and the location on the body to best suit the needs of the patient and to achieve the very best results.

When acne clears, it can sometimes leave dark spots that take months or years to fade completely. Severe acne breakouts of cysts and nodules may often leave permanent scarring.

How Do I Know If I Have Acne?

Acne is a general term that describes:

  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Pimples (pustules)
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

The condition can affect any part of the face and body, such as the neck, back, buttocks, upper arms, chest and shoulders.

Each type of acne has a distinct appearance. Blackheads and whiteheads appear as tiny black or white dots. The other types of acne may cause inflammation, tenderness and discharge.

What to Expect from Acne Treatment

We generally do oral medications, medicated topical treatments, or a combination of both. Our facials, HydraFacial® and chemical peels may be recommended in conjunction with your primary treatment.

How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost in Birmingham?

Your medical insurance may cover acne treatment under specialty care, but this varies by insurance carrier and policy. Once we understand the nature of your acne, we provide an estimated out-of-pocket cost for acne treatment. Our payment options include cash, checks, major credit cards and financing.

Acne is not caused by poor hygiene. Rather, the condition is caused by a complex set of circumstances that are challenging to manage. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers proven, safe acne treatments for children, adolescents and adults. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.