Acne service offered in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, UT


Acne affects as many as 50 million Americans annually. At Central Utah Dermatology, the team of highly educated dermatology specialists offers comprehensive acne care in their offices in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, Utah. With the newest acne treatments available on-site, acne can be effectively treated at any age, giving you untroubled skin long-term. Call the nearest office or book a visit online today. 

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that usually appears in teenagers. But, many adults in their 20s (and beyond) experience acne as well. Acne causes skin lesions, which can vary in appearance. These include:

  • Blackheads: black dots (open clogged pores)
  • Whiteheads: white bumps (closed clogged pores with pus)
  • Papules: sore red bumps
  • Pustules: red bumps with a white (pus-filled) middle
  • Nodules: large, hard, and painful bumps
  • Cystic acne: pus-filled bumps that are softer than nodules

You can have several types of acne at the same time. The most common types of acne are whiteheads and blackheads.

What causes acne?

The immediate cause of acne is clogged pores. This happens when hair follicles fill with debris like oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. But underlying factors make some people more susceptible to acne than others. 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hormone fluctuations very likely play a role in acne development, which helps explain why acne is so common in the teenage years when hormones are at especially high levels. 

When should I see a dermatologist for acne treatment? 

If you have persistent acne that isn’t improving with simple treatments like anti-acne face washes and spot treatments, you might need a more advanced approach. 

At Central Utah Dermatology, the experienced team of dermatology specialists provide solutions for every type of acne, including the most up-to-date advances in acne treatment. 

How is acne treated?

Acne treatment may include topical products, medication, and lifestyle changes. Certain in-office aesthetic procedures like light-based treatments, chemical peels, and microneedling can help remove the dead skin cells that are clogging your pores to clear your skin. 

In cases of particularly severe nodular acne, some patients may be candidates for short-term use of isotretinoin, a powerful drug that stops sebaceous glands from producing oil.  

The Central Utah Dermatology team can discuss your treatment goals with you to get a clear picture of which treatments are best for you. They’re here to help you achieve blemish-free skin, so don’t hesitate to ask questions or reach out for support when you need it. 

Call the nearest Central Utah Dermatology office for acne treatment or book a visit online today.