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Treatment for Acne in Cleveland, Ohio

Even when the goal is to look youthful, some marks of youth just aren’t welcome. Acne is one of the most common skin disorders, affecting about 85 percent of Americans at some point. Teenage acne may be accepted as a right of passage, but adult acne is nearly as common and even more of an interruption. Depending on the longevity and severity, acne can cause great emotional and physical discomfort.

What causes acne?

Acne develops when sebum — an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin — mixes with dead skin cells and clogs hair follicles. Typical signs are blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. Bacteria can trigger inflammation and infection, resulting in more severe acne. Bacteria along with a buildup of skin cells can cause eruptions, but so can a too-aggressive exfoliation or scrubbing regimen that tears the skin and allows bacteria in. Healthy skin thrives under balance and care, but that kind of routine can be difficult to enact when acne takes such a toll on your confidence.

Can I treat acne myself?

Acne treatments typically include over-the-counter creams and cleansers. Benzoyl peroxide decreases certain bacteria. Retinoids, such as adapalene gel, unclog pores, and reduce oiliness. Salicylic acid eases inflammation and unclogs pores. Some people change their diet, reduce stress, or improve sleep hygiene. But not all acne is responsive to over-the-counter treatments or lifestyle changes.

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Do I need help with my acne?

If you have severe acne, most products that you buy at the store may not work. We can help with acne cysts or nodules, the deep blemishes that leave acne scars  when they clear. With today’s acne treatments virtually every case of acne can be cleared with a treatment plan created just for you.

Skin resurfacing is an effective acne treatment, especially chemical peels. A trichloracetic acid (TCA) peel in particular is often used for the treatment of sun damage and skin blemishes. Laser treatment can reduce acne breakouts and severity, targeting the bacteria that cause acne as well as the clogged pores.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
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  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )