Acne and Acne Scarring Treatment Phoenix | Spectrum Dermatology
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Acne and Acne Scarring

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Scottsdale Acne Dermatologists


Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States and doesn’t only happen to teens. Now more than ever, adult men and women are experiencing outbreaks in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Get evaluated for your acne condition and we’ll help find the right treatment.


Additionally, Spectrum Dermatology is now accredited to dispense dermatologic medications for acne through an accreditation with Physician Dispensing Association. Our PDA certification allows us to create a variety of dermatologic meds that are filled during our appointment, and available for checkout when you leave. Learn more about the accreditation.

What is Acne?

Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne causes clogged pores which leads to comedones (“whiteheads and blackheads”), pimples, cysts, inflamed abscesses (areas of pus), and, sometimes, scarring. Acne occurs on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders as well as the neck.

Causes of Acne

Acne affects men and women in their teens and can continue for years or decades past puberty.

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Diet
  • Mechanical or frictional factors such as a football player’s helmet strap
  • Occlusive oils that lead to clogged pore
Acne Treatment | Spectrum Dermatology Scottsdale, Arizona

“I was very pleased with my appointment at Spectrum Dermatology. From beginning at the reception desk to see the doctor it was all very good. Very friendly, courteous and professional. Dr. Layton was thorough, communicated very well, plus being very nice. I highly recommend her. “

– Linda, Actual Patient*

Improving Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the duration and severity of past acne. Bleaching creams, chemical peels, and fillers can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars. For certain patients, lasers or surgical procedures may also be helpful.

Acne Treatments

Acne treatments have evolved and today most cases of acne can be resolved with proper treatment.


The goal of acne treatment is to minimize scarring and relieve symptoms. Treatments for acne include topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and topical antibiotics. Oral medications which range from antibiotics to oral contraception and oral vitamin A may also improve acne. At Spectrum Dermatology, we will tailor your acne treatment program to your lifestyle, acne type, motivation and tolerance for medications.

Hormonal Acne Treatment

Contact Spectrum Dermatology For Acne and Acne Scarring Treatment

Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. For more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at (480) 948-8400.