Acne

Holly Hanson, MD -  - Board-Certified Dermatologist

Holly Hanson, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Eden Prairie, MN

Acne may be known as a teenage issue, but it’s also a major concern for many adults. To truly get acne under control and reduce the chances of recurrence, you need an experienced dermatologist like Holly Hanson, MD. At her group practice in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Dr. Hanson treats acne using both medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments for the best results. Use the online appointment tool or call the office to get acne help in the Minneapolis Twin Cities area now.

Acne Q & A

What are the different kinds of acne?

Acne happens when dead skin and oil clog your hair follicles. Although all acne shares this origin, it can appear in multiple forms, including:

  • Blackheads: dark spots, either flat or raised
  • Whiteheads: white spots, either flat or raised
  • Papules: red bumps with a rough texture
  • Pustules: inflamed pus-filled bumps
  • Nodules: large, hard, and painful bumps beneath the skin
  • Cysts: large, painful, pus-filled lesions

Blackheads and whiteheads, both called comedones, are irritating but aren't usually painful. Sometimes, they go away without treatment. However, for persistent comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts, you'll need professional help from Dr. Hanson.

What is the treatment for acne?

Dr. Hanson customizes your acne treatment according to your specific issues and needs. In many cases, Dr. Hanson prescribes a combination of medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments to help you get optimal results. Some treatment options include:

  • Oral medication to reduce acne bacteria and inflammation in your body
  • Topical medication to reduce acne bacteria
  • Laser treatments to destroy acne bacteria
  • Chemical peels to remove damaged skin and reduce scarring
  • HydraFacial® to clean, exfoliate, extract pimples, and hydrate skin

With the right treatment approach, your acne can soon be a thing of the past. Dr. Hanson will work with you until you’ve got the clear skin you deserve.

How can I prevent acne breakouts in the future?

The first step in preventing future acne breakouts is getting the current problem under control through customized treatments. Once you’ve achieved treatment success, Dr. Hanson can design an acne prevention plan for you.

One of the key steps in keeping your skin clear is using high-quality products on it. Dr. Hanson may recommend medical-grade skin care products from SkinMedica®, EltaMD®, or SkinCeuticals® to help you maintain your results. You may need to spend a little extra time on skin care in the future, but clear skin is worth it!

You may also opt for periodic chemical peels, HydraFacials, or laser treatments. All of these treatments help slough away dead and damaged skin, improving the look of acne scars while uncovering unblemished new skin.

Book your appointment using the online tool or by phone now.