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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Steps to Clear Teenage Acne Fast

Teen Acne

Whether it is for prom night or yearbook photos, it is common for teenagers to seek a clear complexion as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, many teens suffer from unpredictable acne flare-ups during this hormonally-charged phase of life. Acne is known for wreaking havoc on one’s self-esteem, especially those that are trying desperately to make a good impression on their peers. The good news is that there are proven ways to fight acne during adolescence.

In order to effectively treat acne, it is important to understand what’s causing it. For teens, the most likely culprits to unwanted breakouts include the following:

Hormones. The leading reason for acne during adolescence is hormones. Hormone surges and fluctuations increase sebum production, which means the stage is set for acne with excess oil on the skin and clogged pores.

Poor Skin Hygiene. As you’ve let your teenager gain independence in the hygiene department, it is not uncommon to see a lackluster job when it comes to face washing. However, proper skin care becomes paramount during adolescence in order to unclog pores from sweat and eliminate excess bacteria. In addition, the right skin care products (and makeup) should be used so that the skin isn’t irritated and inflamed.

Stress. Whether it is grades, sports or friendships, the years of middle school and high school are often times of high stress. Unfortunately, stress can affect hormone levels which can in turn increase the production of acne-causing oils on the skin.

A Dermatologist Can Help Clear Your Teenage Complexion

While it may be tempting to “pop your pimples” on your own, please avoid this. Blackhead and whitehead extractions should only be performed by a trained professional. If done incorrectly, bruising and scarring can develop. The procedure involves sequential steps to carefully extract dirt and debris from each pore and applying a calming product to prevent irritation. Chemical peels and light therapy can also be highly effective treatments for acne prone skin. For chronic acne, a dermatologist can recommend a prescription acne medication to use at home.

If the pimple party on your face is causing you stress or anxiety, don’t panic. A simple call to your dermatologist can put your mind at ease. At Olansky Dermatology, we have a full range of treatment options to help teenagers gain a clear and confident complexion so that they have one less thing to worry about during these turbulent years.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!