The Top Acne Treatment Experts In Myrtle Beach

Our skin is a critical defense against infections and environmental pollutants, but it also has cosmetic importance. Your skin is one of the first aspects that people notice about you, which is why achieving clear and unblemished skin is a priority for many. Not to mention, painful blemishes can make it hard to life live at your fullest. At Waccamaw Dermatology, we strive to provide our patients who are suffering from acne with the highest quality care to achieve healthy and nourished skin you feel good in. Call us today at 843-449-0453 and discover why we are the top acne treatment experts in Myrtle Beach.

One of the Most Common Dermatological Conditions

A majority of people suffer from acne at one point or another, and many often have to deal with this condition through adulthood. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80% of people between age 11 and age 30 can suffer from skin outbreaks. However, the severity of the acne can range drastically from person to person. When you’re already suffering from acne, Myrtle Beach conditions can worsen it due to excess heat and humidity. Weather can often irritate bacteria, and cause clogged pores, causing you to breakout more. If left untreated, acne can also cause permanent scarring to the skin. Luckily, proper treatment helps patients achieve clear, healthy and glowing skin.

The providers at Waccamaw Dermatology are experts at treating acne and are here to help you achieve clearer, brighter, and healthier skin. Give us a call today to book an appointment at one of our convenient locations. Our high-quality care and compassionate dermatologists will help you heal and feel confident in no time.


Acne is most commonly found on your face, but can develop almost anywhere on your body.

Acne can lead to low self-esteem and may leave permanent scarring. Although acne isn’t life threatening, it can cause emotional distress. When looking for acne you will find:

  • Papules – small, red, raised bumps
  • Pustules – small red pimples that have pus at their tips
  • Nodules – solid, often painful lumps
  • Cysts – usually painful, large lumps that contain pus
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads

Acne is caused when a pore is filled with enough excess oil, dead skin cells, and/or bacteria. Each pore is open to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and an oil-producing gland. The sebum (oil) is released from the gland to help form a slightly greasy surface film of the skin. This process can trigger an inflammatory reaction to produce acne when:

  • Too much oil is produced
  • Dead skin cells gather in your pores
  • Bacteria build up occurs

The best solutions to treat acne include:

  • Whiteheads, blackheads, or both
    • A retinoid (comes in cream, gel, or liquid forms)
    • Benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, or salicylic acid
    • Antibiotics
    • Or a combination of the options
  • Nodules and Cysts
    • Prescription medication and possibly an antibiotic
    • Hormonal therapy (women only)
    • Isotretinoin (severe acne)
  • Pimples
    • Benzoyl peroxide
    • A Retinoid
    • Azelaic acid
    • Or a combination of the options

Extreme cases may need:

      • Laser or light therapy
      • Corticosteroid injection
      • A healthy diet



See Why Patients Choose Waccamaw Dermatology

“Easy in, easy exam, fast service. A well run courteous office spear headed by an incredible doctor.”

– John Sturkie

“I highly recommend! I’ve been to both the MB and Conway offices and find both to be great.”

– Cathy W