Teen Acne and Adult Acne Treatments at Big Sky Dermatology

Teenagers aren’t the only people with acne problems. Adults can have acne, too.

At the Big Sky Dermatology Acne Clinic, we treat adult acne as well as teenage acne. Our board-certified dermatologist has many years’ experience treating various types of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, small bumps and nodules. We determine treatment according to the type and severity of the acne.

We suspect that acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with natural oil and dead skin cells. These plugged pores may cause bulges in hair follicle walls and produce whitehead acne. During the teenage years, our bodies secrete hormones called androgens, which increase in boys and girls starting at age 10 and continue through the early 20s. The skin's oil glands enlarge and make more or a substance called sebum, which can lead to acne.

Treatment options include things like diet, OTC products and specific dermatology products such as Skin Care Solutions. Other options include chemical peel treatment, prescription drugs and photodynamic therapy. Your doctor will pick a regimen specific to you and your needs. OTC acne treatment products include specially formulated skin cleansers and purifying wipes.

Discover the difference in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology treatment. Call Big Sky Dermatology at 406.587.SKIN (7546) or use our Request an Appointment form. Our acne patients come to us from Belgrade, Gallatin Gateway, Livingston, Ennis, Big Sky and and close-by locations.

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"This appointment was my first ever visit with a dermatologist. I wanted to get a couple of spots looked at and get a baseline on my overall skin health. Dr. Shannon was very gentle and explained everything she was doing. She answered my questions to my satisfaction."

4515 Valley Commons Drive
Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59718