Redness and bumps on the face can be embarrassing, mortifying, and upsetting. These signs can be caused by acne, rosacea, or folliculitis, each a very common dermatologic condition. Attempting to clear your skin at home can be frustrating and difficult if you are unsure of the exact cause. At Arlington Dermatology, we can help address the underlying cause to help you keep your skin looking clear and healthy.
Acne & Rosacea
Acne can develop when excess oil combines with dead skin cells to block pores and facilitate bacterial growth. Delays in treatment can lead to pink spots, brown spots, and permanent scarring. Acne can affect adolescents and adults of any age.
Rosacea is a skin condition that typically causes a flushed or red appearance on the central face. Some patients may also have small acne-like bumps or thickened skin on the face as a result of rosacea.
Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles that usually appears as small red bumps or pustules almost anywhere on the body.