Signs It’s Time to Get Professional Help for Your Acne

Signs It’s Time to Get Professional Help for Your Acne

Almost every human will deal with at least one zit in their life. That doesn’t make breakouts any more welcome, though. 

In fact, one glance down the skin care aisle at any big box store will tell you that people are willing to invest money to get clear skin. Unfortunately, some people might be flushing money down the drain.

While over-the-counter solutions work for some skin types, others need targeted care from a physician. That’s why Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI, offers acne treatment right here at Hanami Medspa in Fort Worth, Texas. 

How do you know if you should visit us? Here are three signs it’s time to get professional help for your acne. 

#1: Nothing seems to be working

Generally, skin care products take about six weeks to work. Be patient and give products a fair shake before you assume they’re ineffective.

That said, if you’re using high-quality skin care products and not seeing results after six weeks, you would likely benefit from getting medical-grade skin care in the mix. 

Beyond that, Dr. Phuah also offers in-office treatments like laser and light-based options or chemical peels. This helps you move toward clearer skin faster. 

#2: You’re getting scarring

If you’re dealing with blackheads or small whiteheads, you can keep trying at-home care until you’re really ready for a change.

But if you have cystic acne — the painful kind that develops under your skin — don’t wait to schedule a visit with Dr. Phuah. For starters, cystic acne is particularly difficult to get rid of on your own.

More importantly, cystic acne can cause scarring that affects the texture of your skin. While Dr. Phuah has a treatment that can help, you can save yourself from that added trouble by addressing cystic acne before it can cause wide-ranging scarring. 

#3: It’s affecting how you see yourself

Even if your friends tell you that your acne is mild, think about how it makes you feel. If you seldom think about it, you can keep doing what you’re doing. But if it’s on your mind a lot, negatively impacting your self-esteem, there’s no reason to wait to visit us.

Here at our office, talk to Dr. Phuah about your skin goals. She can recommend treatment to help you address what’s bothering you most, whether that’s active breakouts, redness, uneven skin texture, or something else. 

You don’t have to go through your day worried about your skin. To get a personalized acne treatment plan so you can finally see some results, call Hanami Medspa or make an appointment online today. 

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