The department of Dermatology is a purpose-built unit where we offer preventive measures, early detection and treatment alternatives for acne. Our dermatologists are highly reputed for their experience and expertise. We offer a personalised treatment plan to suit your skin needs and help you achieve your goals.
Acne occurs when hair in your skin gets plugged with oil and dead cells causing breakouts. Acne can further cause whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. It can affect anyone at any age. However, this skin condition is more prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Acne can appear at any part of your body including face, chest, upper back and shoulders.
Acne affects everyone differently and so the signs and symptoms are varying. Depending upon the severity of the condition, signs and symptoms of acne include:
- Small bumps on the skin
- Red and tender bumps
- Pimples (that contains pus at the tip)
- Cystic lesions
There are four factors leading to the formation of acne, including:
- Excessive oil production
- Hair follicles plugged by oil and dead skin cells
- Exposure to bacteria
- Inflammation of blocked hair follicles
There is a wide variety of reasons that can trigger acne in a person. Common causes are:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Side effect of certain medications
- Consumption of carbohydrate-rich food
The first line of acne treatment is usually medicinal. Your dermatologist will prescribe certain medications to help control your acne, prevent scarring and make your acne look less prominent. Besides medication, acne can be treated with the use of light therapy, chemical peeling and steroid injection. Your treatment protocol will depend upon your age, type and extremity of your acne.
I was suffering from acne for the last 2 years now. I tried multiple creams and medicines but nothing helped. It was really affecting my confidence and self-esteem. I was very hurt and depressed. I decided to visit the CK Birla Hospital after my friend told me about it. I met Dr Seema. She is very nice and friendly and understood my condition well. She always counselled me about the condition and gave me confidence about the treatment. I started noticing a difference within 2 weeks of the prescribed treatment. And soon after that, all my acne was gone. I am so happy and satisfied with her treatment. Totally recommended to others. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My teenage son was suffering from acne which is quite normal for his age. But he was very upset and wanted a cure as soon as possible. I had him visit the dermatology department at the CK Birla Hospital. The hospital is great and so is the staff. I liked everyone’s approach here. Very friendly and supportive. My son is very happy as his acne is very low now. He is continuing treatment. Thanks to the team. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
I would give the CK Birla Hospital full stars for its services. The dermatology department is brilliant. The doctors here are very friendly. The support staff is also proactive and helpful. I am completely free from hideous acne all because of them. My biggest thanks to them. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
You can prevent acne by properly washing your face, moisturing your skin, avoiding triggers and staying hydrated.
Factors such as puberty, pregnancy, family history, use of oily substances and pressure on the skin can increase your risk of getting acne.
Acne, if not treated at the right time, can cause hyperpigmentation, scarring and hypopigmentation of the skin.