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Acne Treatment

We have all experienced acne at some point in our lives. However, for some, acne can be painful, debilitating and persistent. Modern Urgent Care can help you find a treatment that manages your acne and increases your confidence.

When Is a Breakout Considered Acne?

Acne can form when your pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne can also be hormonal or caused by stress. This condition can range from mild to severe, sometimes even causing painful cystic acne under the skin. Some of the most common forms of acne include:

  • Blackheads: These bumps on the skin are usually small plugs in the skin with a dark surface.
  • Whiteheads: Whiteheads are a mild type of acne characterized by a white surface on top. Whiteheads are the type of acne commonly referred to as having zits.
  • Pustules: These bumps resemble whiteheads but are usually surrounded by inflamed skin.
  • Cysts: Cystic acne presents as large, painful bumps on the skin filled with pus. Trying to pop these can leave behind scarring.
  • Nodules: Nodules are solid, painful pimples embedded deep in the skin.

Urgent Care Options for Treating Acne

Clinicians at our urgent care clinic can prescribe acne medication to help manage a breakout. Acne medications can range from topical creams, face washes or oral medications that work to get the problem under control. Some of the most common medications used for acne treatment include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Azelaic acid
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Retinoids

Some other acne treatment options that an urgent care clinician can recommend include:

  • Chemical peels: Chemical peels are medical treatments that improve acne by exfoliating the top layer of skin on the face with a chemical solution. 
  • Dietary or lifestyle changes: Acne can pop up due to stress, diet, certain cosmetic products and more. A clinician may notice a link between one of these factors and your acne and encourage some dietary or lifestyle changes as part of your treatment plan.

If primary treatments are unsuccessful, Modern Urgent Care can refer you to premier acne specialists who can help you develop an effective treatment schedule.

Book an Emergency Dermatologist Appointment With Modern Urgent Care

Acne can be frustrating and painful to deal with, and you shouldn’t have to wait to find a treatment. Modern Urgent Care makes booking an appointment with us easy and convenient — either at one of our urgent care locations near Central Valley, California, or through a telehealth appointment. Simply fill out our online booking form to get an emergency dermatologist appointment today.

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