Acne is one of the most commonly treated skin conditions, but many patients have tried a range of treatments with little success. At Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology we offer clinical solutions for acne that will help your skin heal.

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What Is Acne?

The word “acne” is a blanket term that encompasses a variety of blemishes. These spots come to the surface when pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, causing whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pustules, and cysts to form. It most frequently appears on the face, neck, chest, upper shoulders, and back. While it is more common in teenagers, acne is a common problem for men and women of all ages.

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What Causes Acne?

There are four main factors that contribute to the formation of acne:

  • Excess sebum (oil) production
  • Hair follicles clogged with oil or dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Increased hormonal activity

When these factors come into play in your skin, it triggers redness and inflammation. You can feel the formation of the blemishes before they ever make it to the surface of the skin, then leading to a bump that is painful to the touch. Just like it does with all forms of infection, this is your body’s way of attempting to shed the infection, so it can leave your body.

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How Is Acne Treated?

There are many treatments available for acne. When looking for over-the-counter acne medications, you should look for products that contain Benzoyl peroxide, retinol, or salicylic acid. If those methods don’t produce the results you want, it is time to visit the dermatologist.

While there are great products in the market that may successfully treat mild forms of acne, our board-certified dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology can prescribe treatment to address the underlying cause of active acne to help your skin recover and heal from the inside out.

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974 SouthPoint Road, Suite D
Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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