Is your acne taking a toll?
Acne can affect anyone regardless of age or gender—but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Not only can acne be painful, but it can also have an impact on your self-esteem. Our dermatologists are here to help with treatment options that will work to clear your skin—and boost your confidence.
What is acne?
Acne is an unsightly skin condition that occurs when pores get clogged. It can develop anywhere on the body, but many people experience acne, ranging from mild to severe, on their faces. Common types of pimples include whiteheads, blackheads and cysts, all of which respond to different treatment strategies.
What causes acne?
There are a number of factors that can cause acne. Acne is most common in teenagers aged 12 to 17. However, acne can affect people of all ages, making it quite common in adults as well. A genetic link can make some people more susceptible, but other common outbreak triggers include anxiety, stress, lack of hygiene and hormonal changes (during a woman’s menstrual cycle, for example).
How will my acne be treated?
Your treatment plan will vary depending on the severity of your acne. After a consultation, your dermatologist will provide a number of options that could range from oral and topical prescriptions to acne surgeries or extractions. We carry a number of medical grade cleansers, toners, moisturizers, lotions and sunscreens available for purchase the same day and your dermatologist will tailor recommendations and treatment plans specifically to your skin.Book an Appointment Now
- Oral medications
- Topical creams (prescription and non-prescription)
- Extraction surgery and chemical peels
- Light (Photodynamic Therapy) treatments
What kind of results should I expect?
With an acne treatment plan and one of our dermatologists in your corner, you can expect your skin to start improving within weeks. Results can vary on an individual basis, but we’ll use the latest technology and research in acne treatment to find a solution that works for you.
- Reduced number and severity of pimples
- Fewer embarrassing outbreaks
- Increased self confidence
What about acne scars?
Even though your acne may be gone, you are sometimes left with an unpleasant reminder on your skin in the form of a scar. Acne scars can be just as damaging to the self-esteem as the pimples that caused them. We want to make sure you’re happy with your appearance so we also offer treatment options to help reduce scarring.Learn more about acne scars
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Dr. Ronea Chambers
Ronea Chambers, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, in the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. After completion of dermatology residency training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Dr. Chambers continued her military service as Chief of the Dermatology Element at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. She has several articles published, has been featured in many publications/media and has traveled nationally for lecturing engagements. Throughout her career, she has continued to mentor and/or train resident physicians, medical and physician assistant students. The prevention and treatment of skin cancers are of particular interest to her. “My goal for each patient is to help them achieve their healthiest skin possible. It’s rewarding to use my creativity and skill to educate, equip and empower my patients so that we attain this goal together.”
Location: Charlotte - BallantyneBOOK NOW
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Shane O'Neil, PA-C
Shane O'Neil is a board-certified Physician Assistant from Binghamton, NY with 5 years of dermatology experience. He is married to his wife KC, who is also a physician assistant. Shane's hobbies include exercise, playing and watching sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Having recently relocated from the Washington, D.C. area, Shane is happy to now call Charlotte home. "I strive to provide easy access and excellent care so my patients can leave our office with a smile on their face."
Location: Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Charlotte - Lake Norman & BallantyneBOOK NOW
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