Posted by: Skin And Cancer Institute in Medical Dermatology


Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. While many individuals opt for over-the-counter treatments to manage their acne, seeing a Skin and Cancer Institute dermatologist can have numerous benefits for those struggling with the condition. Here are some of the key advantages of seeking professional medical treatment for acne.

  1. Personalized Treatment Plans – A SCI dermatologist will take the time to understand your specific skin type, the severity of your acne, and any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms. Based on this information, they can create a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. This personalized approach can lead to more effective results and faster improvement compared to generic over-the-counter treatments.
  2. Access to Stronger Medications – Our SCI Dermatologists have access to a wide range of topical and oral medications that are not available over-the-counter. These medications can be much more effective at treating severe or persistent acne and can help to clear up stubborn breakouts more quickly.
  3. Professional Extractions – If you have painful, deep cysts or blackheads, seeing a SCI dermatologist can provide much-needed relief. During an appointment, your SCI dermatologist can safely and effectively extract these blemishes, reducing the risk of scarring and promoting faster healing.
  4. Early Detection of Skin Conditions – Acne can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying skin condition such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. By seeing a SCI dermatologist, you can receive a proper diagnosis and get the appropriate treatment for any underlying conditions, which can help to prevent further skin damage and improve overall skin health.
  5. Reduced Risk of Scarring – Acne can leave behind scars, even after the blemishes have healed. A SCI dermatologist can provide you with a range of options for preventing and treating acne scars, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy. These treatments can help to minimize the appearance of scars and promote smoother, clearer skin.

In conclusion, seeing a SCI dermatologist for acne treatment can provide numerous benefits, including personalized treatment plans, access to stronger medications, professional extractions, early detection of skin conditions, and reduced risk of scarring. If you’re struggling with acne, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a SCI dermatologist. We can help you achieve the clear, healthy skin you deserve.