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Acne Specialist

Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc.

Dermatology located in Aiea, HI & Honolulu, HI

Though acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, there’s a lot of misinformation on how to best treat it. This makes getting clearer skin much harder. At Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc., with a main office in Aiea and a satellite office in Honolulu, Hawaii, William Wong Sr., MD, and the professional team specialize in diagnosing and treating acne. They take a holistic approach to care and develop personalized treatment plans so you get the best results. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Acne Q&A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects the tone, texture, and look of your skin. It occurs when oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria fill and block the pores on your skin, resulting in:

  • Pimples (pustules)
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

The blemishes can appear on any part of your body, but most often affect the skin on your face, back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms, and buttocks. 

Why should I treat my acne?

Like many, you may think the best treatment for your acne is to let it run its course. But leaving your acne untreated can have long-term consequences. 

The experts at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. recommend acne treatment because it can:

  • Prevent the formation of permanent acne scars
  • Decrease your risk of developing permanent dark spots
  • Clear up your blemishes faster
  • Boost your self-esteem
  • Reduce your risk of developing depression

There are many effective over-the-counter creams and lotions that can help clear up your skin, but no single treatment works for all. 

Getting professional help for your acne from the team at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. ensures you get the right treatment and the best results. 

What can I expect during an acne consultation?

When you visit Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. for an acne consultation you can expect a patient-focused evaluation. 

During your consultation, the team reviews your medical history, asks about the medications and supplements you take, and examines your skin. They also ask about the at-home treatments you’ve tried to clear up your acne. 

How is acne treated?

Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. creates personalized acne treatment plans based on the severity of your skin condition, your medical history, and personal preferences.

The team works with you to find the most effective treatments to clear up your blemishes. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid creams 
  • Antibiotics to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation
  • Birth control to improve hormone balance
  • Isotretinoin prescription medication for severe acne
  • Laser therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Drainage and extraction of large cysts

Treatment for your acne won’t work overnight, but you should start to notice improvements in your skin within 1-2 months. The team at Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. recommends continuing your acne treatment even after your skin clears.

For a comprehensive approach to your acne from a team that cares, call Hawaii Dermatology & Surgery, Inc. or book an appointment online today.