What is Acne?

Acne is caused when the oil glands secrete grease, plugging hair follicles, or pores. When the openings are large, they turn into blackheads. If the openings are small, whiteheads may form. Both forms of plugged pores can turn into swollen pimples or deeper nodules. While teenagers and young adults typically have acne, adults can also experience it. Acne can occur on virtually any area on the skin.

Acne Treatments

We offer many acne treatments in Birmingham to help you achieve a clear complexion. These include manual extractions, liquid nitrogen treatments, and chemical peels. Manual extractions can be done by Dr. Baird to professionally extract your acne, while liquid nitrogen can be sprayed onto the skin. Chemical peels can be applied to the skin to remove dull and dead skin and prevent future breakouts as well. While each of these treatment options differs, they all have the main goal of treating and preventing acne.

Nonprescription Treatments

Today, there are also a number of nonprescription treatments that can help to clear up acne. These include using soap and water to clean the skin to prevent acne. Cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or sulfur may also help.

At our Birmingham office, we offer an array of the most up-to-date acne treatments to help our patients look and feel their best. If you are interested in learning more about acne treatment options for a clearer complexion, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baird.