How To Treat Acne – Atlanta GA


A common question is “How To Treat Acne” but the answer depends on the individual. You will find there is no magic cure when trying to find out How To Treat Acne. That is why we always suggest meeting with a dermatologist.


The number of adults who have acne is growing.

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States.  Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. This can make it difficult to get clearer skin. The information on this site can help you understand acne and how to successfully treat it.

What causes acne?

Some women develop adult acne because of hormones, including certain birth control pills. At Buckhead Dermatology, we do a comprehensive evaluation to check for any underlying hormonal conditions.

Medications can be applied to the skin to unclog pores. Other medications can be applied to the skin or taken by mouth to prevent red, tender or pus bumps.

Why treat acne?

Myths about acne are as common as the skin problem.

One common myth is that you have to let acne run its course.

Dermatologists know that letting acne runs its course is not always the best advice. Here’s why:

  • Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin.
  • Treating acne often boosts a person’s self-esteem.
  • Many effective treatments are available.

More women getting acne

Not just teens have acne. A growing number of women have acne in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. Dermatologists understand that adult acne can be particularly frustrating. Dr. Straughn and work with you to identify and resolve any underlying causes.


Call Buckhead Dermatology to schedule an appointment for personalized assessment and acne treatment plan to help you feel good about your skin (404)816-4000.

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