Acne Specialist

Chappell Rosso Dermatology and The Laser & Aesthetic Center

Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology located in The Permian Basin & the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

Whiteheads, blackheads, and red pimples: However it appears, acne is the most common skin condition in the country, affecting people of all ages. Board-certified dermatologists Ritchie Rosso, MD, and Robert Chappell, Jr., MD, and the team at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin are experts at treating acne breakouts and unsightly scarring. Dr. Rosso and his team are the only providers in the area that offer in-office lightbox and laser treatments for patients in Odessa, Texas, and the surrounding communities. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn about effective acne treatments.

Acne Q & A

What causes acne?

When the pores and hair follicles in your skin become clogged with bacteria and layers of dead skin cells, you end up with acne. Bacteria can multiply quickly under the right conditions, so when your pores become clogged and irritated, a cyst appears on your skin as a red, inflamed pimple.

You may also notice blackheads, whiteheads, or even cysts that appear on your face and other areas of your body, including your neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.

Although acne isn’t a serious condition, it may lead to feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. If severe and chronic, acne may also contribute to depression and anxiety. If left untreated, acne often causes permanent scarring and skin discoloration.

What are some effective acne treatments?

Just because you have acne doesn’t mean you have to accept it as a part of life. Dr. Rosso and Dr. Chappell and their experienced dermatology team offer a variety of effective treatment options, depending on your acne issues.

There’s no immediate cure for acne, but professional treatments are much more effective than over-the-counter methods. Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Benzoyl peroxide to reduce hair follicle blockages in mild acne cases
  • Oral and topical antibiotics to treat infections in your pores
  • Hormonal treatments for hormonally-induced acne breakouts in adult women
  • Tretinoin, a type of vitamin A, to unblock whiteheads and blackheads
  • Extraction, or removal of whiteheads and blackheads

Dr. Rosso, Dr. Chappell, and the team tailor their treatment methods to your skin type, acne condition, and lifestyle. They also work with you to understand what may be contributing to your acne so they can prescribe a treatment plan with the most effective results.

How is it possible to get rid of acne scars?

The team at Chappell Rosso Dermatology and Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin offer laser skin resurfacing treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Lasers use light and thermal energy that penetrate below the surface of your skin to break up the areas of darker pigment acne leaves behind.

Typically, after a series of noninvasive laser skin resurfacing, your skin appears rejuvenated, more evenly toned, and acne scars become less visible.

Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book your acne treatment consultation today.