Acne is a very common skin problem that appears on the face, neck, back and shoulders. Anyone can get acne. It is very common in teenagers due to changes in hormones due to puberty. However, acne in adults is also common, particularly among women. Acne comes in many forms and different levels of severity (see our patient education library for more information). If left untreated acne can become more severe and can lead to permanent scarring.
At the Dermatology Center of Raleigh, we have had very good success in treating all forms of acne in both children, adults and teenagers. Virtually every case of acne we encounter is successfully controlled. Our dermatologist customizes each our patient’s treatment plan not only based on the type of acne and its severity but also to past treatments and lifestyle. We utilize a multi-step treatment approach starting with initial treatment coupled with frequent follow-up to fine-tune medications and regiments that get acne under control, thereafter we transition to less aggressive maintenance plan to minimize minor occasional breakouts, and finally a preventative skin care plan. Acne treatment must be ongoing to be effective.
We take great satisfaction is seeing the improvement in our patients quality of life as a result of successfully treating their acne and preventing additional breakouts and scars. People living with acne can suffer from lower self-esteem, anxiety or can even be depressed or discouraged from pursuing life’s dreams. “The positive changes that I have seen in my acne patients after treatment have been a constant source of inspiration to me.” states Dr. Trakimas. Thus at the Dermatology Center of Raleigh, we do not take the treatment of acne as a minor or unimportant thing. If you suffer from acne that is not well controlled by good routine skin care (see our patient education library) and acne products available over-the-counter, please make an appointment with us.
WartsWarts are caused by a virus, the human papillomavirus, which is very common in the environment, and often infects cells deep in the epidermis. This makes warts very difficult to successfully treat. Over-the-counter treatments sometimes have mixed results where the wart temporarily resolve but return.Dr. Trakimas has many years of experience treating wart patients of all ages, has published in the field on a particularly unusual case (1), and has as a result developed a highly successful treatment protocol which results in complete wart clearance in nearly 100% of cases. Make an appointment with us today to be evaluated and start your treatment.Footnote(1)