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Effectively address acne with personalized treatment at Bikowski Skin Care Center. 

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Effectively address acne with personalized treatment at Bikowski Skin Care Center. 


What is Acne?

Acne is a very common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are clogged by oil, dead skin cells, or bacteria. The clogged follicle results in acne that looks like whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts.

While acne can be hard to address, clear skin is possible with the right treatment. At Bikowski Skin Care Center, we utilize the latest acne treatments to help you find relief from this troubling skin condition. Contact us for more information on our acne treatment in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Lady with acne on her face

Acne FAQs

Acne is a stubborn skin condition that can often be hard to understand. Learn more about acne by reading our helpful FAQs section below. Our providers explain the different types of acne, how diet affects it, and how we treat acne at our dermatology practice in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Yes, acne comes in many different forms. The most common types are:

  • Comedonal Acne – Whiteheads and blackheads from clogged pores, usually small bumps. Commonly on the nose and forehead, but may appear anywhere on the skin.
  • Inflammatory Acne – Red, swollen, and painful pimples. Inflammatory acne often shows up on the face, neck, chest, and back.
  • Nodular/Cystic Acne – Larger, deeper, pus filled cysts. This form of acne can be extremely painful and has an increased risk of scarring.
  • Hormonal Acne – Changes in hormones can increase oil production, triggering acne.

If you believe you are struggling with one of the acne forms mentioned above, especially nodular or cystic acne, we urge you to consult with an experienced board-certified dermatologist who can provide you with effective acne treatment options. Get in touch with Bikowski Skin Care Center if you are in the Sewickley area. 

There are many different causes of acne including:

  • Hormone changes
  • Slow cellular turnover
  • Excess oil production
  • C. acne bacteria

Acne is often a multifactorial condition caused by a combination of the factors mentioned above. If you have stubborn acne, give us a call at (412) 741-2810 and let’s find a solution to your skin problem. 

While there is no evidence to suggest that certain foods can cause acne, a well balanced healthy diet can improve overall skin health in conjunction with a treatment plan from a dermatologist.

Acne has a tendency to run in families. If one or both of your parents had acne as an adult you will be more likely to have it as well. This is because genetics can play a role in how much sebum (i.e. your skin’s natural oil) your body produces, the speed of your skin cell turnover, and your skin’s microbiome (i.e. the good and bad bacteria on your skin).

There are many ways to treat acne. Treatments should be custom fit to target your specific type of acne and skin type. At Bikowski Skin Care Center, our board-certified dermatologists often use one or a combination of following acne treatments: 

  • Topical medications
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Hormone therapy (e.g. birth control)
  • Isotretinoin (more commonly known as Accutane)
  • Lifestyle changes 

To determine which acne treatment is right for you, give us a call at (412) 741-2810 or reach out online.

Inflammation from acne can damage deeper layers of the skin and popping pimples can break the skin barrier. When skin is healing the damage caused by acne or popping a pimple, a new collagen layer is formed. This layer is not always smooth, leading to a depressed or raised scar.

Treatment for acne scars is not a one size fits all approach. There are many methods to treat them and usually patients will use a combination to get their skin even and smooth. Scar treatment methods include medicated creams, fillers, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and skin needling. Find out more about our acne scar treatments by contacting our practice in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Some health insurances do cover acne treatments. We recommend speaking with your insurance provider to see whether or not acne treatment is covered in your plan.


Acne Photos

Browse our photo gallery below to get a better idea of how we can transform your skin with personalized acne treatment in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. When you’re ready, contact us to schedule an appointment with our acne specialists.

Acne On Lady's Forehead
Lady With Problematic Skin And Acne Scars On Her Face
Lady With Acne On Her Chin
Teenager With Acne On His Face


Personalized Acne Treatment in Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Acne can be one of the most stubborn skin conditions to treat. However, at Bikowski Skin Care Center, we deeply understand what causes acne and how to significantly improve it with personalized acne treatment plans at our advanced dermatology clinic in Sewickley, PA. Clear skin is possible with the right dermatologist by your side.

Schedule your acne treatment at Bikowski Skin Care Center in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, by requesting an appointment online or by calling our clinic at (412) 741-2810.

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