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Teen Acne Tips: Step Away from the Mirror

Being a teenager is hard enough without having to deal with embarrassing acne, and the professionals at West Houston Dermatology understand just how frustrating having acne can be.  A pimple or break out can make you feel like important activities like picture day at school or your prom are ruined.  The important thing is NOT […]

Acne Options

Acne occurs when skin pores are blocked – usually when oil that normally drains to the skin’s surface gets blocked and bacteria starts growing.  This results in whiteheads, blackheads, and deeper cysts that may appear on the face, neck, chest, upper arms, back and shoulders.  Acne is the bane of teenage existence, but adults suffer […]

Accutane and Acne

In 1982 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Accutane.  Most dermatologists prescribed Accutane to severe, cystic acne after topical and antibiotic treatments proved unsuccessful for the patient.  Eighty-five percent of patients experienced a marked improvement in their acne symptoms with one course of treatment lasting between 3-5 months.  As with any medication, there are […]