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Acne Treatment
Queen Anne's County

Different Types of Acne That Can Affect Your Skin

Acne (otherwise referred to as a breakout or blemish) is a skin condition that affects both men and women of any age. It is more common in teenagers and young adults. There are different types of acne, each with varying appearances, symptoms, and treatment remedies. Our office is one of the premier centers for acne treatment Annapolis and Queens Anne’s County has to offer. These are the different types of acne and how you can identify them.


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Appearance: Small blemishes that have whitish ‘heads.’ They might be filled with pus.

Whiteheads develop when hair follicles are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Whiteheads are often seen in people with oily skin. They prevent the pores from opening.


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Appearance: Small, black dots on the skin.

Blackheads are caused by hair follicles that are clogged with dead skin or oil. Unlike whiteheads that cause pores to stay closed, blackheads are open on the surface of the skin, even though the pores are clogged. The black color associated with blackheads is due to the pore’s exposure to oxygen.


example of needing acne treatment in Annapolis

Appearance: Raised lesions that are pink or red, and are hard.

Whiteheads that progress into the next stage are known as papules. They are infected and inflamed comedones. They are hard, sensitive to touch, and leave the skin pink or red in appearance. Papules form due to dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria just under the surface of the skin.


example of needing acne treatment in Annapolis

Appearance: Raised areas that contain yellow or white pus, with a predominant red ring surrounding the pus. They are visible on the skin and are commonly mistaken for whiteheads.

Untreated whiteheads become pustules. While they are similar to papules, they are filled with pus. Pustules are painful, and tender to touch.

Severe acne

example of needing acne treatment in Annapolis

Appearance: Blemishes that last for months and have a tendency to spread, often very rapidly. There are many types of acne that can fall into this category. Some of these include:

Nodules – large, bumps that are firm to touch. They are painful and develop deep within the skin. They develop when infected or clogged pores endure further infection and irritation.

Cysts – Pus-filled lesions that resemble boils. They are formed from a severe infection and are likely to leave scars.

Acne Conglobata – An inflammatory disease of several inflamed nodules. This condition often occurs between the ages of 18 and 30. They can occur on the back, chest, neck, buttocks, and arms.

While you might be tempted to treat acne yourself, it is best to have a Health Care Professional diagnose the type of acne you have and treat it accordingly.


At Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center, we believe that each patient is unique, requiring his or her own treatment that is different from anyone else’s.

In today’s marketing world of “thrilling” and “fabulous” procedures, the cosmetic industry is moving away from the standard medical approach of a treatment plan for each patient and more towards a confusing mess of à la carte services.

When you come in with something you’d like to change about your appearance, our first step is determining a proper treatment plan for you. This is done with a thorough consultation, complete with listening to your goals, and understanding who you are. Once the consultation is complete, we will recommend a custom plan for your acne treatment in Queen Anne’s County.



Our results-oriented facials are individualized to meet your skin’s needs and include exfoliation, a mask for the skin type, extractions, oxygen.


One of the most popular and effective cosmetic procedures is the chemical peel, giving your skin the opportunity for a fresh start and a new outlook.

BBL Forever Clear

This is a treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine. BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device delivering light energy deep into your skin to stimulate and regenerate your skin cells, leaving you with clear, healthy, radiant skin.


The HydraFacial is a nonsurgical, painless, in-office treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin for a youthful glow.


Is a treatment that engages the body’s natural healing process to boost collagen and elastin production and revitalize facial skin.

Micro-Needling with PRP

The PRP contains a concentration of the growth factors that occur in your blood, and the solution is applied to the treatment areas to accelerate the healing process and produce even better results.



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