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Dr. Mamelak is moving!

In Accordance with §165.5 of the Texas Administrative Code, Dr. Mamelak is informing all patients that he is leaving Sanova Dermatology. His last day in the clinic will be May 10, 2024.

Acne can sometimes feel like a curse. Whether you’re a teenager struggling with it for the first time or an adult who can’t figure out why it won’t just go away after all these years, acne can feel like a painful burden the whole world can see. The skin disease can also have far reaching consequences, affecting self-esteem, attitudes, social interactions, academic performance and yes, even you job and salary.

But what causes these painful and unsightly pimples you’re struggling with and what can you do to combat them once they’ve started to appear?

What Exactly is Acne

Acne is a persistent inflammatory skin condition many of us have struggled with at one time or another. In fact, at least 85% of us will encounter acne between the ages of 12 and 24. It occurs when hair follicles, also known as pilosebaceous glands, on your face and body become clogged with oils and dead skin cells and results in:

While acne is commonly considered a problem for teenagers, there is no age limit to the condition and severe acne can lead to permanent scarring and emotional distress.

Common Causes of Acne

The simple truth is, there is no one factor that leads to an acne outbreak and the reason your skin is inflamed and painful differs from your friends. If you find yourself constantly battling your acne though, there are a few common culprits.

What to Do?

For many of us, acne is a fact of life we will have to struggle with at one point or another. While some may be able to treat it with over the counter medication, for many, the formation of acne sores requires a trip to the dermatologist.

Whether you’re starting to see the early signs of your first pimples or you’ve been struggling for years with the condition, there’s no time like the present to reach out for help. Schedule an appointment today and let me help you find the right treatment for your acne.