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Acne Specialist

Metroplex Dermatology

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Arlington, TX

Though one of the most common skin conditions, even mild cases of acne affect self-confidence and self-esteem. Whether your acne is mild or severe, board-certified dermatologist David Hensley, MD, and the team at Metroplex Dermatology can design a personalized plan using innovative treatments and therapies to clear up your acne and restore your self-confidence. To schedule your acne consultation, call the Arlington, Texas, office or book online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog your pores and create visible blemishes. Types of blemishes include:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples
  • Minor lumps
  • Large, hard lumps
  • Cysts

Acne can occur anywhere on your body, but the breakouts most often affect the face, back, chest, and shoulders.

Who gets acne?

Though most major acne problems occur during the teen years, you can get acne at any age. 

The severity of your acne may vary. In some people, acne is severe and chronic. Other people may only have intermittent breakouts during times of stress or hormonal fluctuations. 

When should I seek medical care for my acne?

Whether your acne is mild or severe, you should seek medical care for your skin condition. Professional treatment for acne may prevent permanent acne scars and clear up your blemishes faster.

Professional dermatological care is especially beneficial to those suffering from severe or chronic acne. In addition to the potential for permanent scarring, ongoing acne may damage your emotional and mental well-being. 

What happens during an acne consultation?

When you visit Metroplex Dermatology for an acne consultation, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-focused evaluation. 

During your consultation, Dr. Hensley's team reviews your medical and family history. They will also ask detailed questions about your acne, including when it started, the types of blemishes you get, and where they occur. His team also inquires about factors that may trigger your blemishes.

Dr. Hensley's team then closely examines your skin and may request bloodwork to confirm or rule out any underlying condition that may contribute to your breakouts. 

How is acne treated?

Metroplex Dermatology is a state-of-the-art cosmetic and general dermatology practice. Metroplex Dermatology offers many innovative treatments and therapies to help clear up your acne.

Initially, Dr. Hensley and his team may recommend over-the-counter or prescription topical acne medication, as well as oral medications such as antibiotics or hormonal contraceptives.

In addition to traditional acne treatments, Metroplex Dermatology offers many innovative therapies to clear up blemishes, including:

  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling
  • Facials
  • HydraFacial┬«
  • Laser treatments

No single treatment or therapy works for all and Dr. Hensley's team works one-on-one with you to develop a plan that helps you get the best possible results. 

For a comprehensive approach to acne care, call Metroplex Dermatology or book an appointment online today.