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Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center

Board Certified Dermatologists & Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians located in Pasadena, CA & Diamond Bar, CA

If acne breakouts are making you feel uncomfortable in your skin, you have plenty of effective treatment solutions available at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center. The practice’s founding internist and dermatologist, Ronald Rigor, MD, can treat your acne breakout and provide preventive options to minimize future issues with acne. Schedule your acne evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler, or by calling the Diamond Bar or Pasadena, California, offices directly.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

Acne is the result of clogged pores. You may notice small red bumps, large cysts, or dark blackheads, among other issues, when you have an acne breakout. Acne most commonly occurs during teen years due to the overproduction of oil, which can clog your pores.

But adults also struggle with acne breakouts. Some of the most common causes and risk factors for acne include:

  • Bacteria on the surface of your skin
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Dead skin cell buildup
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Family history of acne
  • Skin friction or pressure

Stress can also worsen acne and intensify your breakout. Because untreated acne can lead to scarring, it’s important to have an evaluation if you’re struggling to manage acne.

When should I see a dermatologist for acne?

Minor acne breakouts are common and tend to resolve on their own. It’s important to see Dr. Rigor at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center if your acne breakouts are becoming more and more frequent, or if you can’t get them under control. You should also see Dr. Rigor if your acne is:

  • Not responding to over-the-counter remedies
  • Painful or causing large cysts
  • Causing scarring

Since Dr. Rigor understands how embarrassing acne breakouts can be, he offers the latest in acne treatments, so you can restore your healthy skin.

What is the treatment for acne?

Dr. Rigor provides options to treat your current acne breakout, in addition to solutions that can prevent future issues. Your personalized acne treatment plan may include:

  • Acne peels
  • Laser treatments
  • Topical or oral retinoids
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Prescription-strength salicylic acid products

If you’re female, you may benefit from taking oral contraceptives to stabilize your hormone levels. No matter which solution (or solutions) is right for you, Dr. Rigor has you check in regularly to ensure your acne treatment plan is effective.

Can I prevent acne?

While you can’t prevent every pimple from forming, you can certainly take several steps to minimize the severity of a future acne breakout. You can minimize and possibly prevent acne breakouts by:

  • Protecting your skin from the sun
  • Washing your face twice a day
  • Showering after exercise or sports activities

Dr. Rigor can prescribe or help you select the right products for your specific skin type to help your skin stay as clear and healthy as possible.

Before your acne worsens, schedule an evaluation at Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center. Book your visit online or over the phone.