Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States that affects nearly 60 million people each year. Many acne cases are mild or moderate and can be well controlled with topical and possibly oral medications and a consistent skin care regimen. However, many individuals have it so severely that scarring can occur, and they may need a course of accutane. Acne generally is a mix of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, small cysts, and other red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a combination of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it is often seen in teenagers as well as many adults. Acne most commonly appears on the face, chest, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, glowing appearance, seasoned dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston of Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas can offer numerous treatment options, ranging from topical and oral medications to steroid injections and laser treatments.
Acne Treatment Reviews
"I wish I could give Dr. Kingston more than 5 stars, 10 stars, as many as possible because she has completely changed my life. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Your skin really does alter your confidence and mood!! I scheduled an appt on ZocDoc with her, with zero idea what to really expect as I felt like my acne situation was helpless. I always had multiple GIANT cystic acne bumps sitting deep under my skin yet visible, small little bumps all over, medium size bumps all over my cheeks and forehead. I really don't even know how to make this sound as bad as it felt, but it was BAD. To the point I wouldn't want to leave the house, or I'd be embarrassed to look people in the eye with worry they were looking at my acne! It's truly one of the hardest things we have to deal with as there is never going to be enough makeup to cover bad skin. Dr. Kingston's appointments are quick, yet effective. She can look at you and within 5 seconds and already know what your skin concerns are. (She still asks though, don't worry) You have a quick and painless discussion, then she starts formulating a sheet for you giving you your new daily skin routine. She suggests a couple medications, and asks what you may be interested in achieving and by the end of it she creates a day and night system that WORKS. It took me about 2-3 months to first notice a difference, and from that point forward I have seriously not had one pimple since. My skin is the best it has ever been, to the point where if I get the tiniest, little pimple I wonder if I'm ok haha. Regardless, if you struggle with acne as I did - SEE DR. KINGSTON. She will help you, as she helped me and several of my friends."- N.C. / Yelp / Dec 05, 2018
"Have seen her several times for cosmetic and medical dermatology. Never wait more than a few minutes, very knowledgeable, friendly, and genuinely cares (both about skin and just life/health in general) . She has impressive education and credentials too, which puts me at ease too."- J.G. / Google / Jan 18, 2017
"She did a full exam for skin cancer and put my mind at rest. She is Knowledgeable. Thourough. Skilled. And she took the time to explain things to me in language I could understand, and answered all questions...she was on time and she doesn’t rush through the appointment. Was Compassionate. And though she does cosmetic dermatology, she didn’t try to sell me anything. She simply was wonderful. Dr Kingston is what I wish all doctors were. She did a full exam for skin cancer and put my mind at rest. She is Knowledgeable. Thourough. Skilled. And she took the time to explain things to me in language I could understand, and answered all questions...she was on timeand she doesn’t rush through the appointment. Was Compassionate. And though she does cosmetic dermatology, she didn’t try to sell me anything. She simply was wonderful. Dr Kingston is what I wish all doctors were.show more"- J.K. / ZocDoc / Aug 07, 2018
"By far, Dr. Adean Kingston is one of THE best dermatologists in Dallas! I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a thorough and sincere doctor. From medical to cosmetic dermatology, she definitely deserves 5 STARS!"- L.F. / Facebook / May 12, 2016
"She is the best dermatology doctor I have visited yet."- A.S. / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2015
A "flare up" of acne can occur for a number of different reasons, including hormonal fluctuations most commonly associated with puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In addition, certain medications and drugs (such as testosterone therapy) can cause acne, as well as stress and a poor skin care regimen. Once the exact cause of acne is diagnosed, a proper treatment plan can be established.
Acne symptoms vary in conjunction with the type of acne you have and its severity. Blemishes are a common, obvious symptom of acne and come in many distinct forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules and nodules. Each individual case of acne ranges from mild to severe and needs to be treated accordingly. Studies have shown that acne can also create emotional symptoms like low self-esteem and depression. Other skin issues associated with acne are dark spots and permanent scars left on the skin after the acne lesions resolve, so treating acne as early as possible is very important.
Research shows that over-the-counter medications don't treat many cases of acne effectively. Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC offers numerous treatment options to control and manage acne and clear your skin. For milder cases of acne, prescription medications such as topical creams that contain sulfur, retinoids, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline that are effective to use. Use of oral contraceptives and spironolactone can work well for females experiencing acne as well as accutane for all individuals with severe acne. In addition to topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments are used to reduce the appearance of scarring, redness and other pigmentation issues that remain after the acne lesions have resolved. Chemical peels and other treatments discussed during your consultation with Dr. Kingston can also help, depending on the type of acne you are experiencing.
Clear Your Complexion
If you are tired of covering your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, and emotional affliction that can develop from this condition, we encourage you to call Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC to schedule an appointment today. We will provide a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as quickly as possible.