Acne Specialist

Texas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Katy, TX

Acne is a skin condition where the skin cells do not shed properly. This causes the pores of the skin to become clogged or plugged with oil and bacteria trapped inside. Texas Dermatology offers many treatment options for patients in and around Katy, Texas who are suffering from acne.

Acne Q & A

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition where outbreaks of bumps called pimples appear on the face, neck, back, or chest. It is very common especially among teenagers due to the change in hormone levels. Women may get acne when their hormone levels change during pregnancy, just before a menstrual cycle or when starting birth control pills. Acne forms when the pores in the skin become clogged with an oil called sebum. This sebum build-up causes the surrounding hair follicle to swell creating a blackhead, whitehead, pimples, and deeper lumps such as cysts and nodules.

How is Acne Treated?

Almost all cases of acne can be effectively treated. Treatment will depend on the nature and degree of the acne but the goal is always to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent acne scars. Mild cases of acne may respond well to a topical retinoid where more moderate cases of acne might need a combination of a topical treatment with an antibiotic or other medication. When acne is more severe it may need treatment with isotretinoin, the active ingredient of Accutane. Chemical peels and laser treatments can also help clear up acne. Often, a combination of any of these methods will be used so that the best possible results are achieved.

How Are Acne Scars Treated?

After the acne is cleared from the skin there may be residual scarring left over. This is particularly common with cystic acne which causes much deeper lesions. Texas Dermatology can help improve the appearance of acne scars through several treatment options. The treatment choice depends on the type of scarring whether it is dark marks, pitted, raised, or a combination. Laser scar removal, or reduction, is one of the most common procedures performed for acne scarring. With the use of a handheld laser specific to dermatology, scars are lessened significantly in the office with no downtime or invasive procedures. The type of skin laser treatment that will be most effective for you depends on the type of acne scarring you have. A consultation with the doctors will help to develop a plan for your acne treatment and acne scarring.

Texas Dermatology is pleased to accept your insurance. Please remember that insurance coverage is a contract that exists between you and your insurer. Patients are responsible for copays, co-insurance, and deductibles under their specific insurance policy. It is the policy of Texas Dermatology to collect co-pays and deductible amounts at the time of service.

From the Texas Health Exchange - We accept the following:

  • BlueAdvantage HMO- (With Referral) BAV Network
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace

    Texas Dermatology is not contracted, and is therefore out of network for the following Texas exchange plans and any other exchange plan not specifically listed above:

  • AARP
    Aetna Medicare
    Assurant Health
    Beech Street
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Care Improvement Plus
    Cigna Connect HMO
    Coventry Health Care
    First Health
    Galaxy Health Network
    Great West Health Care