Conditions Skin Acne

The flood of fluctuating hormones during the teenage years has a reputation for many challenging side effects, from mood swings to acne. While pesky pimples are often associated with teenage hormones, many adults also struggle with this skin condition. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States.

What is Acne?

Acne is the condition that causes pimples. While almost everyone can get a single breakout now and then, it’s typically considered “acne” if you get frequent or numerous pimples. Pimples and acne occur when your pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria.

There are multiple types of acne, and it can affect the body as well as the face. Acne is usually found on the face but can also affect the chest and back. The most common types of pimples are blackheads and whiteheads (comedones). Inflammatory acne lesions, from papules to cysts, are more likely to cause scarring

Many people experience more than one type of acne. Because the most effective treatment will depend on the type of acne, it’s crucial to see an experienced dermatologist who can evaluate your skin and guide you through your treatment options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Experts still don’t know why some people have acne, and others don’t. However, we know several factors can contribute to the condition. The most common risk factors for acne include:

  • Hormonal changes during puberty or pregnancy
  • A family history of acne
  • Lifestyle factors like stress, poor sleep, diet, and smoking
  • Certain medications, including hormonal birth control
  • Low-quality skincare and cosmetic products 

Determining the cause of your acne is an essential part of treating it. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Langdon can help you find the source of your acne to determine the best treatment plan.

We offer multiple treatment options at the Langdon Center for acne. Dr. Langdon and our aesthetic specialist, Maria Koursaris, are skincare experts with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a smooth complexion. They can help you create a customized treatment plan with one or more of our options based on the type and severity of your acne.

Medical-Grade Skincare

The foundation of any acne treatment plan is a good skincare routine. The products you put on your skin every day can help make it healthy and happy, or they can contribute to the inflammation and excess oil production that leads to acne. Medical-grade skincare is a great way to combat acne, aging concerns, and more. 

We can help you choose from various products by EltaMD® and Obagi to create a skincare regimen tailored to your unique skin. Whether it’s cleansers, moisturizers, or potent serums, we’ve got your skin covered!

LaserClear Acne Treatment

The Langdon Center is one of the few laser centers with both types of cutting-edge laser technology needed for this treatment. Our LaserClear acne treatments use two laser devices to shrink the overactive sebaceous glands that lead to acne. 

By reducing excess oil and bacteria, LaserClear effectively minimizes acne over a series of easy, painless treatments. This treatment has long-lasting results and is an ideal alternative to oral antibiotics and drugs like Accutane, which can have adverse side effects.

Take the next step.

To learn more about acne or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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