Acne or pimples can appear as red bumps, cysts, and black or whiteheads.  The four major causes of acne are clogged pores, increased oil (called "sebum"), acne forming bacteria, and inflammation that is secondary to bacteria.  People of all ages can be affected by acne.


Small include bumps on the skin that occur in varying sizes and may appear white, black or red.  These blemishes may be tender and sore.  Acne can form anywhere on the skin but is commonly on the face, back, and chest.


We have a large range of solutions that allow us to customize a treatment for your acne and acne scarring.  Our providers create routines that may incorporate over-the-counter or prescription topical and oral medications.  BV Derm also offers several in-office treatments for acne such as custom facials, SkinMedica chemical peels, and HydraFacials. For more information on our services for acne, please visit out Cosmetics page.

At BV Derm, we also treat scarring caused by acne -- including pitted scars, wide-mouthed depressions, and keloids.  Our office offers innovative procedures such as the Fraxel Dual Laser, V-Beam Laser, Juvéderm Filler, and SkinPen Microneedling that can dramatically improve the appearance of acne scars.


When to make an appointment

Acne can clear up with routine self-care like regular facial cleansing and over the counter creams and gels.  However, for some people, acne persists.  Contact us if your acne doesn't respond to a non-prescription regime, or if your pimples are painful, persistent or inflamed, or if your acne is leaving scars.