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Acne services offered in Fayetteville, Griffin and Zebulon, GA

Acne can be uncomfortable or embarrassing when left untreated. At Fayette Area Dermatology in Fayetteville, Griffin, and Zebulon, Georgia, James Sandwich, MD, MPH, Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, and the exceptional team offer acne treatments to clear your skin and minimize scarring. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today. 

Acne Q&A

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged hair follicles and often consists of blackheads, pimples, or whiteheads. While anyone can develop acne, it commonly appears during puberty, pregnancy, or middle age in women. Treatment at Fayette Area Dermatology can improve the appearance of your skin without pain or downtime.

What are the symptoms of acne?

Common symptoms associated with acne include:

  • Pimples
  • Pus-filled lumps
  • Tender red bumps
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads

You might have acne on your face, shoulders, chest, forehead, upper back, or other areas of your body. When left untreated, it can lead to emotional distress or scarring.

What are the risk factors for acne?

While anyone can develop acne, common risk factors include:

  • Eating certain foods
  • Stress
  • Some medications
  • Hormonal changes
  • Middle age in women
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Using greasy or oily substances 
  • Personal or family history of acne

Keeping your skin clean is a good way to reduce the risk of acne, but you may need medical intervention to eliminate acne flare-ups.

How does my provider diagnose acne?

The Fayette Area Dermatology team diagnoses acne after reviewing your medical history and assessing blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or other signs of acne. They personalize a treatment plan based on your preferences, health, and lifestyle. 

How is acne treated?

Acne treatments available at Fayette Area Dermatology include:

Topical treatments

Applying acids, gels, or creams to affected skin can diminish acne. Fayette Area Dermatology offers a variety of topical treatments to clear up your skin. 

Oral medications

You may need oral medicines or hormonal contraceptives to reduce acne symptoms and reap the benefits of smoother and clearer skin.

Light therapy

Light therapy is a noninvasive treatment that reduces acne and its complications. The Fayette Area Dermatology team may recommend light therapy if other treatments haven’t worked or if you’d like to avoid medication.

Chemical peels

Fayette Area Dermatology offers chemical peels to remove outer skin cell layers, reduce acne, and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.

Steroid injections

Your dermatologist offers steroid injections for larger acne bumps to reduce uncomfortable symptoms. 


Extraction uses specialized tools to extract blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples to enhance healing.

Don’t live with undesirable acne symptoms when simple solutions can clear your skin. Schedule an appointment with Fayette Area Dermatology by phone or online today.