Is your acne taking a toll?
Acne can affect anyone regardless of age or gender—but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Not only can acne be painful, but it can also have an impact on your self-esteem. Our dermatologists are here to help with treatment options that will work to clear your skin—and boost your confidence.
What is acne?
Acne is an unsightly skin condition that occurs when pores get clogged. It can develop anywhere on the body, but many people experience acne, ranging from mild to severe, on their faces. Common types of pimples include whiteheads, blackheads and cysts, all of which respond to different treatment strategies.
What causes acne?
There are a number of factors that can cause acne. Acne is most common in teenagers aged 12 to 17. However, acne can affect people of all ages, making it quite common in adults as well. A genetic link can make some people more susceptible, but other common outbreak triggers include anxiety, stress, lack of hygiene and hormonal changes (during a woman’s menstrual cycle, for example).
How will my acne be treated?
Your treatment plan will vary depending on the severity of your acne. After a consultation, your dermatologist will provide a number of options that could range from oral and topical prescriptions to acne surgeries or extractions. We carry a number of medical grade cleansers, toners, moisturizers, lotions and sunscreens available for purchase the same day and your dermatologist will tailor recommendations and treatment plans specifically to your skin.Book an Appointment Now
- Oral medications
- Topical creams (prescription and non-prescription)
- Extraction surgery and chemical peels
- Light (Photodynamic Therapy) treatments
What kind of results should I expect?
With an acne treatment plan and one of our dermatologists in your corner, you can expect your skin to start improving within weeks. Results can vary on an individual basis, but we’ll use the latest technology and research in acne treatment to find a solution that works for you.
- Reduced number and severity of pimples
- Fewer embarrassing outbreaks
- Increased self confidence
What about acne scars?
Even though your acne may be gone, you are sometimes left with an unpleasant reminder on your skin in the form of a scar. Acne scars can be just as damaging to the self-esteem as the pimples that caused them. We want to make sure you’re happy with your appearance so we also offer treatment options to help reduce scarring.Learn more about acne scars
Featured Medical Staff
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas is a board-certified Dermatologist with 20 years’ of experience. In addition to her Doctorate in Medicine, she holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in science. Dr. Trakimas completed her internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, where she provided medical and dermatology care to our troops and their families. Dr. Trakimas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and other medical societies.
Location: Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Raleigh – North RaleighBOOK NOW
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Tarsha Rivens, PA-C
Tarsha Rivens is a board certified Physician Assistant with eight years of experience, who specializes in acne, eczema, scalp issues and addressing hair loss. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College and a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, where she focused on Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistant, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistant. It is Tarsha’s passion to provide compassionate, thoughtful, and in-depth dermatology evaluations to patients with a wide variety of skin maladies.
Location: Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Raleigh – CaryBOOK NOW
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