Acne Specialist

Bellevue Acne Clinic

Acne Clinic & Dermatologists located in Bellevue, WA

If you suffer from the most common skin condition that affects Americans—acne—you want relief. At Bellevue Acne Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, adolescents and adults can get a variety of treatments to promote clear skin and reduce scarring. Treatments address all types of acne, from mild to severe. Take advantage of the expertise of nurse practitioner Bradford Jellerichs by calling the clinic to make an appointment or by using the online booking agent.

Acne Q & A

Bellevue Acne Clinic

What are the signs of acne?

Acne is much more than an occasional blemish or collection of pimples. Acne can manifest as:

  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Papules, or solid and non-pus-filled pimples
  • Cysts and nodules

Acne can lead to poor self-esteem and depression. Over time, the pimples may cause dark spots and scars on your skin, too.

Is acne only a problem for teens?

Though teens are susceptible to acne, many women in their 30s through their 50s—and even those who are older—are developing acne. Bellevue Acne Clinic treats all people suffering from acne at any age.

What causes acne?

Acne is a result of clogged pores. Dead skin cells fail to rise to the surface of the pore, and instead get trapped inside with sebum, a natural oil produced by your skin. When bacteria enter the clogged pore, the outcome is inflamed, red, and swollen bumps, cysts, and nodules.

What treatments are available for mild cases of acne?

Teen patients with mild acne receive a combination of topical medication and in-office procedures to manage mild outbreaks of acne. This three-month plan avoids using antibiotics and results in reduced acne and smoother skin. It’s the best choice for people with minimal scarring.

What if I have a more serious case of acne?

At Bellevue Acne Clinic, the most popular plan is for anyone who has struggled with face and body acne for years. The all-natural, six-month-long treatment plan improves the look of your skin with a combination of prescription and all-natural treatments.

An aggressive treatment plan is also available to you if you have severe nodulocystic acne. Bradford Jellerichs can prescribe isotretinoin, a retinoid medication used when other therapies fail. This aggressive treatment plan lasts for six months and reduces instances of acne and cysts that lead to permanent scarring.

Bellevue Acne Clinic is a registered dermatology clinic with iPledgeTM, a computer-based system for acne patients and healthcare providers. This system seeks to ensure pregnancy does not occur while patients are on isotretinoin.

Treatment for acne may continue even after you see improvements. Continued treatment helps ensure you don’t experience more outbreaks in the future.