Acne Specialist

Evergreen Wellness Clinic

Vasantha Natarajan, MD

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in East San Jose, San Jose, CA

Acne and scars caused by it can diminish the appearance of your skin and along with self-confidence. At Evergreen Wellness Clinic in San Jose, California, Vasantha Natarajan, MD, offers a variety of acne treatments to give you the clear, smooth skin you deserve. Call the office to schedule a consultation with Evergreen Wellness Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles get clogged and form blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or acne scars. Acne commonly occurs in teenagers, but it can happen at any age. Treatment helps reduce acne and the scars it causes.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Common signs and symptoms of acne include:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples
  • Small bumps
  • Large lumps
  • Painful bumps
  • Pus-filled lumps
  • Acne scars

Acne often appears on the face but it can develop on your chest, back, neck, shoulders, or other areas. Seek treatment with Dr. Natarajan if acne is severe or makes you feel self-conscious.

What are the risk factors for acne?

While acne can happen to anyone, factors that increase your risk of developing it include:

  • Being a teenager
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Other hormone changes
  • Family history of acne
  • Oily skin
  • Wearing helmets 
  • Tight collars

Keeping your face clean reduces the risk of getting acne, but you can still develop it. Fortunately, acne treatment with Evergreen Wellness Clinic is highly effective. 

How does my doctor diagnose acne?

Dr. Natarajan diagnoses acne by simply visually evaluating your skin. She discusses your lifestyle, medical history, symptoms, and preferences before personalizing an acne or acne scar treatment that’s right for you.

What are common acne treatments?

Common treatments for acne and acne scars include:

Lifestyle changes

Dr. Natarajan may suggest you change up your diet or personal hygiene habits at home to reduce acne. 

Topical medicines

Applying topical medicines to your skin can reduce acne and its symptoms while reducing acne scars. 

Oral medications

Oral medications are another common acne treatment that Dr. Natarajan may recommend you try.

Light therapy

Light-based therapies use light or laser energy to target and eliminate acne without invasive techniques. 

Chemical peels

Chemical peels use specialized solutions to eliminate outer skin cell layers and promote new cell generation to get rid of acne and acne scarring. 

Injections

Steroid injections can decrease pain linked with acne and promote smooth, even-toned, aesthetically pleasing skin without pain or downtime.

To learn more about the many acne treatments available at Evergreen Wellness Clinic, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.