Is your complexion marred by pimples? You are not alone. The condition affects about 50 million Americans. You do not have to live with the embarrassment of breakouts or the lifelong reminder of troubled skin. At Perfect Skin in Colorado Springs, Susan Schroeder MD provides effective, personalized acne treatment regimens.
Acne occurs when oil glands in hair follicles become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, leading to inflammation and infection. Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause can stimulate excess oil production, triggering breakouts. Emotional stress, medications, and overall health are also factors.
Because each person has unique circumstances and skin physiology, there is no one acne cure that works for everyone. Dr. Schroeder performs a thorough examination of skin, with consideration of family history of acne, medical history, and lifestyle. She begins with the most conservative treatment that gets results, progressing to more aggressive methods as needed.
In many cases, a daily routine using medical grade acne care products sufficiently rebalances skin. Daily acne skin care helps to control oil production and reduces bacterial population. The right products will not cause over-drying or redness.
Do your acne breakouts conspire to spoil important events? Chemical peel, laser or light therapy, steroidal injection, or conventional extraction can be performed in Dr. Schroeder’s office for acne removal.
Severe acne treatment is essential to avoid permanent scarring. Dr. Schroeder may prescribe oral antibiotics or contraceptives for cystic acne treatment. Oral anti-androgen agents and isotretinoin drugs may also be beneficial. In other cases, acne responds to topical antibiotics, retinoids, or dapsone.
Where do I even begin?! I came to Dr. Schroeder desperate for answers for a scalp problem I’ve been dealing with for over a year. She was the 4th dermatologist I had been to in a year. I was wrongly diagnosed by 3 other dermatologist and as you can imagine, desperate for answers. I had severe scalp pain, burning, itching and diffuse hair loss. Dr. Schroeder actually took the TIME to listen to me, my history and let me decided the level of aggression we were going to take in order to find answers. After listening to me she suggested it might be nerve damage due to sun exposure from previously working outside in South Florida. It was something no other doctor had thought of, but also no other dermatologist took the time to listen to me or my history. When my biopsy came back it was confirmed nerve damage. (Also, Cheryl came in during my scalp biopsy to hold my hand as it was mildly uncomfortable). I cannot tell you the RELIEF I felt to finally have answers to why I was losing hair and dealing with pain for over a year. During my check up visit I made time to tell her how thankful I was that she took the time to listen to me and ask the right questions. I gave her a hug, so overjoyed that I finally had an answer. It is very difficult as a young woman to manage scalp pain, itching and hair loss. I’m thankful I didn’t stop searching for answers and a real doctor. She will be my dermatologist as long as I live in the springs. Thank you so so much for listening to me like a friend!Sarah S.
Addressing acne scars
If earlier acne problems have left you with uneven skin texture and discoloration, it is not too late to have refined skin. Dr. Schroeder uses these techniques to improve acne scarring:
- Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling breaks up scar tissue and replaces it with an even distribution of collagen fibers.
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) involves application of growth factors derived from your own blood to regenerate healthy skin.
- Using a laser for acne scars removes outer layers and stimulates production of new cells to replace damaged skin.
- Dermal filler injection flattens pitted acne scarring. Dr. Schroeder offers several temporary solutions, as well as Bellafill for permanent results.
With professional acne treatment in Colorado Springs, you can have clearer skin. Call Perfect Skin Dermatology at (719) 421-7132 to see Dr. Schroeder