All About Acne; Fort Collins Dermatologist


Have you been looking for a dermatologist to help with your acne in Fort Collins, CO? Look no further than Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado in Old Town Fort Collins.

Almost everyone suffers from acne at some point in their life. However, teenagers experiencing hormonal changes are primarily affected. Acne can range from mild (with a few occasional pimples) to moderate (with inflammatory papules) and even severe (nodules and cysts). Treatment varies depending on the severity of acne.

Acne is a condition related to hormones. Sensitivity to androgenic hormones combined with bacteria on the skin and fatty acids within oil glands cause acne. It commonly shows up on the face, chest, shoulders and back- where oil glands are found. Acne is a normal occurrence, but may be aggravated by several factors, such as: fluctuating hormone levels around the time of women’s menstruation, picking at acne lesions, and clothing such as hats, sports helmets, or other headgear

Acne can be treated by a variety of drugs, but the only ones proven effective are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics. Most people that suffer from acne require at least one or two of the above drugs, depending on the severity of their acne.


Acne can be prevented in numerous ways. By choosing a cleanser specifically formulated for acne, you can help clear acne sores. These cleansers typically contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Gently cleaning the face can help because trauma from scrubbing can make the acne worse. Use your hands to wash your face, as any scrubbing material may cause acne sores to rupture. If moisturizer is needed, use light noncomedogenic moisturizer, like Lira. If using foundation makeup, use an oil-free foundation as heavy makeup can cause a flare up of acne.

Contact us now to schedule a complimentary consultation. Let us help you find a method of acne treatment that fits your budget!