Treatment for Teen Acne
As adults, we often forget how difficult the teen years can be. These years are a time of significant changes for adolescents as they grow from childhood into young adulthood. Being the parent of a teen is often challenging, yet it can be filled with many memorable and enjoyable moments. Helping your teen navigate the tumultuous hormones and emotions of these years often requires constant support – and maybe some thick skin.
One of the most difficult things for teens to endure is severe acne. Aside from the bothersome and often painful bumps that can pop up on the face, acne can cause intense emotional misery. Feelings of embarrassment and isolation are common for teens who suffer from acne that is visible on the face, neck, and back. Mercifully, acne can be successfully treated and managed with the help of a dermatologist.
Many over-the-counter products can achieve positive results for those who have mild or only occasional breakouts. A gentle facial cleanser such as Neutrogena or Cetaphil can be purchased based on the needs of your child’s skin – dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. These gentle cleansers can help remove oil and dirt without clogging the pores or irritating the skin. Girls who are also battling their monthly cycles may find that breakouts occur in sync with their periods. They can keep an “on the spot” blemish cream with them to help treat spots that may appear out of the blue due to hormones.
However, not everyone finds success using over-the-counter facial cleansers and products. Parents can make a dermatologist appointment for their teens to ensure that their child receives specific treatment to manage acne breakouts. At Spectrum Dermatology, our entire team has compassion for those who suffer from acne – both teens and adults. We have all had our share of bad skin days and months, and we are committed to providing advanced and effective treatment to our patients.
If your teen is suffering from acne breakouts, it is always beneficial to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can help find the treatment necessary to treat acne and help prevent scarring and permanent damage to the skin. Contact Spectrum Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.