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Break the acne cycle with professional care

Woman With Acne Acne isn’t “kid’s stuff.” It is a medical diagnosis describing pimples, white heads, black heads, cysts, and nodules of the skin. It most often occurs on the face, chest, and back, but it can appear on any part of the body. Anyone from pre-teen to mature can develop troubled skin in a cycle that causes immediate stress and may result in permanent scars. Encinitas dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd, wants North County San Diego to know that there is help available for acne.

Stressful cycle

Most of your body is covered by hair. Acne is the result of clogged hair follicles. They become plugged when excess oil traps dead skin cells. That allows bacteria to flourish, resulting in inflammation and infection.

Usually, hormonal imbalance or fluctuations cause too much oil production. That makes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause prime times of life to develop acne. However, stress is also a trigger. The more pimples you get, the more you stress, leading to even worse acne.

Calming treatment

There is no reason to deal with day to day acne. Dr. Lloyd works with you to get acne under control, andclear it up completely. It is essential to see a Board-Certified Dermatologist to calm troubled skin and treat the remaining acne scars. Estheticians can help, but they do not have this level of training, or access to physician-grade treatment regimens such as:

  • Prescription topical antibiotics and retinoids.
  • Oral medications.
  • Surgical draining and excision techniques.
  • Laser therapies.

Erasing bad memories

Unaddressed (or improperly treated) acne can leave lifetime reminders of a condition you’d rather forget. Dr. Lloyd treats acne scarring with lasers. However, it is imperative to have acne under complete control prior to starting any therapies for scar remediation.

Soothing, effective treatment for acne-prone skin is as close as a call to Dr. Amanda Lloyd in Encinitas at (760) 642-6674

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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