Acne Prone Skin

Acne is the term for blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne is a chronic, frustrating condition but very treatable. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. Acne tends to run in families and can be triggered by various reasons such as hormonal changes, stress and/or comedogenic cosmetic products.

There are a number of treatments and products that will treat acne. The most common products include benzoyl peroxide, sulfur or salicylic acid, which work by killing bacteria, drying up the oil and exfoliating the skin cells.

At Sand Lake Dermatology Center, we have a number of products with these active ingredients. There are also medications that our doctors can prescribe for more severe cases. Our board-certified dermatologists have been extremely successful with the treatment of acne.

Acne skin products available at Sand Lake Dermatology Center include:

  • Glycolix Cleanser
  • Glycolix Cleansing Pads
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser (5% and 10%)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (5% and 10%)
  • Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46
  • NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash
  • NeoStrata Oily Skin Solution
  • NeoStrata Gel plus
  • Biopelle Retriderm Serum
  • SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex
  • SkinMedica Tri-Retinol and Tri-Retinol Complex ES
  • SkinMedica Skin Polisher
  • SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser
  • SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner
  • SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer
  • CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
  • CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
  • Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser
  • Vanicream Cleansing Bar
  • Obagi NuDerm System
  • Obagi Tretinoin 0.05% **Available by prescription only