Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Alleviate Acne Anguish

Infuriating at any age, don’t let acne cause distress – our providers are ready to discuss treatments and relief with you. We can help you alleviate acne anguish, because your skin deserves to be as amazing as you are.

3 Reasons to Seek Acne Treatment:


Control Acne


Avoid Scarring


Reduce Scars

What is acne?

Acne is the most common chronic inflammatory skin condition that appears on the face, chest, shoulders, back and neck. When hair follicles become clogged with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells causing blackheads, white heads, pimples, nodules and cystic lesions appear. Acne can affect any age and gender and while there are many effective treatments available it can take time so the earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of lasting damage to your skin.

What ages do you treat?

Acne can start as early as pre-teens and last well into your early 20s. For some adults acne persists throughout their 30s and beyond. Acne can affect many ages regardless of gender, most people will be affected by acne at some point in their lives. You should seek help if over-the-counter medications are not working, acne is worsening, becoming painful, or impacting your self-esteem.

Products to help control facial acne

There are many effective treatments available to help fight acne. Our providers might suggest over-the-counter products, and discuss your skin care routine. Depending on the severity of your acne, your age and type of acne you might need to use one or more products along with something stronger or prescription strength. Be sure to check out the skin care products we offer with proven ingredients to help control facial acne.

Topical Anti-acne Agents

• Benzoyl peroxide: destroys the bacteria on the skin surface. Dryness is a side effect.
• Retinoids: breakup blackheads, white heads, prevent clogged pores and new formations. Side effect is irritation and dryness but will get better over time.
• Salicylic acid toner, facial wipes and cleansers: Dissolve dead skin cells to prevent hair follicles from clogging.
• Azelaic acid: Kills microorganisms on the skin and reduces swelling.


Certain antibiotics can help to treat moderate to severe acne and come in the form of topical or oral agents. Certain oral contraceptives are FDA approved to treat and help control acne.

Accutane (also known as isotretinoin)

Accutane is a prescription strength form of vitamin A (oral retinoid) given for severe acne. This medication reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin. The most common side effect is dryness. There are also other risks to be aware of while taking this medication therefore anyone using this medication will need to take part in the FDA approved risk management program known as iPledge. All of our physicians are certified to prescribe Accutane.


• Depending on the condition of acne, our providers might suggest one of our specialized therapies along with a personalized regime for you. Some of the following therapies are offered at a discount price with a medical visit.
• Steroid injections, chemical peels, at home chemical peels, microdermabrasion and or other therapies that work for treating acne.


We offer sunscreens for acne, sensitive and rosacea prone skin.

Which treatment is the best for acne?

A good start to treating acne is a healthy skin hygiene routine: cleansing and moisturizing your face day and night is important. Eating a healthy diet and drinking lots of water will also naturally help your skin.  Non-prescription treatments such as cleansers, creams, and gels work for many people. If the acne is more severe, topical and oral prescriptions may be recommended. Finally, procedures such as microdermabrasion and skin peels are other popular treatment options that can be added on for a discount price with your medical visit.

Can acne be cured or treated?

Unfortunately, acne cannot be cured. Most acne will resolve itself over time, but if the  wait is getting too long for you or your child, there are many treatments to try. Topical treatments are often used. Isotretinoin (also known as accutane) comes pretty close to a “cure” and is prescribed for severe cystic or nodular acne. Your provider can let you know if it is a good choice for you.

What foods cause acne?

The jury is still out on whether certain foods are directly linked to acne breakouts. However, common problem foods that can cause acne are sugar, dairy products, greasy foods, chocolate, refined grains, foods rich in omega- 6 fats (like cornflakes, soybean oil, etc.) and an excess of animal protein. If your skin reacts after eating the aforementioned foods, it is best to avoid them.

Why am I breaking out so much?

A common reason for acne breakouts is a change or an increase in hormone levels. A change in diet such as eating more dairy, sugary, or greasy foods, can also be the culprit. Forgetting to cleanse the skin, dehydration, lack of sleep, stress, smoking, and certain skin care products can also have adverse effects on skin health.

Where can I learn more?

Make an appointment with Stellis Health to discuss your options.

Our skin care experts encourage all patients to start with a FREE VISIA consultation to gain the all-around best education on your areas of concern.