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Clear Up Your Child’s Complexion

January 25, 2021

Up to 90 percent of teenagers and young adults in the Western world develop facial pimples and/or acne. Pimples and acne turn up when the pores in the skin with an abundance of oil glands, which the face has, get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The results are blackheads, whiteheads, pus-filled pimples and large cysts. 

Though a “bad complexion” may not seem like a big deal to adults (especially to those who were free of one when they were young), severe acne and pimples can plague a kid’s self-esteem, confidence and social life. 

Change your teen’s life for the better by taking him (or her) to the office of Dermatology for the Family. We know that skin conditions are delicate subjects for many adolescents and that they might hesitate to talk about them. And even if the blemishes are not very apparent, to a kid who has them, they can be quite embarrassing. That’s why making our patients feel at ease is one of our priorities. 

Acne and pimples come in a variety of sizes, colors and pain levels. 

  • Whiteheads are small and subcutaneous (under the skin).
  • Blackheads are quite visible on the surface of the skin.
  • Papules are small pink bumps that lie on the surface of the skin.
  • Pustules are quite obvious to the eye because they’re red at the bottom and are topped by pus.
  • Nodules are large, solid, painful pimples that are embedded deep in the skin yet obvious on its surface. 
  • Cysts are painful and filled with pus; they are quite obvious and can cause scars.


Dermatologists treat pimples and acne with topical and oral medications, light therapy and medical procedures. At the office of Dermatology for the Family, our skilled dermatologists are equipped with the most up-to-date treatments to banish acne and pimples. All of our professionals are well-versed with the condition and are eager to improve facial complexions. Our patients frequently compliment us on our outstanding service and attention to detail. Please call us today for an appointment.