Acne is a common skin condition that occurs mostly in teenagers but is not restricted to any age group. It is often found on the face but can also occur on the back, chest, and shoulders. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kafele Hodari offers acne treatment options in Chico, Yuba City, and Oroville that include prescription topical and oral medication and laser treatments.

What Causes Acne?

Research links acne to rising hormone levels during puberty, causing the oil glands in the skin to become larger and produce more oil. Openings in the skin’s surface become blocked, allowing bacteria to grow and irritate the skin. Visible signs of acne include pimples or pustules with whiteheads or blackheads, which may be surrounded by redness and inflammation. More severe acne may also include cysts and swollen, inflamed areas (abscesses). It is important to treat acne early in order to prevent scarring from these lesions.

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Dr. Hodari is perennially voted the best dermatologist in Chico* due to his excellent credentials and sincere, compassionate approach. He builds trusting relationships with his patients through clear, honest communication.

*Chico News & Review Best of 2021 & 2023

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Acne Treatment Options

Dr. Hodari will outline the appropriate combination of therapies for your condition. It is important that you continue your treatment regimen until the tendency for acne has passed or he recommends discontinuing therapy.

Medical options for managing acne may include:

  • Topical retinoids, such as Retin A
  • Topical antibiotics
  • Drying agents such as benzoyl peroxide
  • Oral antibiotics for moderate to severe acne
  • Accutane therapy for very severe acne

In addition to the medical approach to acne, there are additional options that address the symptoms of this condition that accelerate the healing process and reduce acne scars.

Learn more about acne treatment options at Hodari MD Dermatology & Rejuvené in this blog post.

If you want to cure your acne, call (530) 342-8295 or request a consultation using our online form.

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Celebrating Excellence in Dermatology

Chico News & Review has named Dr. Hodari “Best Dermatologist” in its 2023 Best of Chico Awards. This accolade recognizes his commitment to delivering top-tier medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services, such as laser skin rejuvenation and BOTOX® injections.