Get Effective Treatment for the Common Skin Condition in Denver

The most common skin condition in the world is acne. Denver’s AboutSkin Dermatology team knows that acne can be stubborn and the treatment choices can be overwhelming. We are skin experts who are here to help identify the correct treatment options for each individual!

Breakouts impact virtually everybody at some point in life, and medical research has shown the impact that both teen and adult acne can have on mental health and psychosocial functioning. We take treatment seriously because we understand that this is not just a cosmetic concern. Triggers are different for each individual but can include such factors as stress, hormone fluctuations, and diet. AboutSkin’s medical dermatology team offers prescription creams, oral medications, and in-office procedures to help manage flare-ups, as well as reduce the number and severity of future breakouts.

What Is Acne?

The skin is covered with millions of tiny sacs known as follicles, which are responsible for growing hair. If these follicles become blocked with dead skin cells and natural oils, they can begin to fill with more dead skin, and bacterial colonies form. If a follicle’s opening (pore) remains blocked, it appears light in color (whitehead). If it is stretched open, exposure to the air causes the material inside to darken (blackhead). Whiteheads and blackheads are known as comedones.

The p. acnes bacteria trapped in the follicle can continue to multiply, leading to inflammatory outbreaks of papules (red bumps) or pustules (whitish-tipped red bumps).

If the pore itself ruptures, there is a large immune system response, and this can lead to the development of fibrous nodular acne or pus-filled cystic acne. Cysts can be uncomfortable or painful, and both of these severe forms have the potential to leave scars due to their depth in the skin.

A dermatologist is able to accurately identify the types of acne lesions, understand specific triggers, and choose prescription medications that target the underlying causes of the breakouts to prevent future flare-ups. There are a large number of treatments available, and a Board-Certified Dermatologist can prescribe a comprehensive regimen of medical and procedural treatments tailored to each individual’s skin.

What Acne Treatments Are Available?

The best acne treatment depends on the type and severity of the condition. It is different for each person and the type of acne they have.

TheraClear is a comedonal, pustule, and cystic acne treatment. It uses intense pulsed light (IPL) and a gentle vacuum to isolate individual lesions and open pores, which helps to reduce inflammation. Patients typically require a series of sessions to address flare-ups.

Spectra Carbon Laser treatment for acne works to address discoloration and inflammation by evening out skin tone problems and deep cleaning the skin. There is no down time required after a session. Patients can expect their skin to appear slightly pink for a few hours following their treatment.

Dermal-Infusion is considered a “maintenance treatment” for comedones. When applied every four to six weeks, it can help to prevent flare-ups. The process has” two parts: It cleans out clogged pores and infuses the skin with topical agents chosen to promote skin health. Dermal-infusion can result in the skin having a slight pink appearance for half a day.

Chemical Peels exfoliate the skin to open clogged pores and reduce inflammation, treating both comedonal acne and cystic flare-ups. The skin typically appears pink and dry for a few days following a session.

Accure Laser Treatment effectively targets and reduces acne by utilizing advanced laser technology to destroy bacteria, shrink oil glands, and promote skin rejuvenation.

AboutSkin Dermatology also offers a range of products for use at home—including cleansers, medicated pads, and prescription tretinoin (also known as Retina-A)—as well as sunscreens and makeup designed to not clog pores.

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Treatments such as Genius® RF can reduce the visibility of acne scars, but the AboutSkin Dermatology team recommends treating flare-ups as soon as possible, as well as maintaining clear skin, to avoid developing scars in the first place. Adults and teens experiencing acne flare-ups are encouraged to seek care from a Board-Certified Dermatologist in order to maintain healthy skin and avoid clogged pores.





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Dr. Cohen is 'a derm's derm' -- his published research and opinions are sought after by other dermatologists obsessed with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology, including lasers, neuromodulators, and fillers. He's also trained many of these derms. Dr. Cohen is arguably one of the best in the U.S., though he's not flashy or self promoting --just intensely focused on achieving elegant, successful results. I stumbled into his practice quite by accident, and could not be happier. His PA Christina is also phenomenal.


I am so pleased with the high level of expertise and care I have received from Dr. Cohen, Dr. Ho and his medical assistants Cristina and Emily. From the Mohs surgery, to a multitude of lasers, to skin checks; the doctors  have been extremely conscientious and strive to have a relationship with their patients.  I am thrilled with the results of my cosmetic procedures and surgery.  In addition, They are kind and very humble providers. It truly is an honor to be a patient of Dr. Cohen and to be a valued patient of his medical practice. Truly the best in the country.. and The World. Thank you Dr. Cohen and Dr. Ho and staff!

Chris J

Have been a patient of Dr. Stoler for a long time. She knows me well and takes excellent care of my skin. Also gives good and appropriate advice!

Judy Saul

Dr. Joel Cohen was highly recommended to me by several other dermatologists for his expertise in laser technology. I was not only impressed with the treatment I received from Dr. Cohen, but also his wonderful, highly skilled staff. The entire experience was top notch!

Linda Aibel

This is the BEST dermatology and cosmetic location you will ever find! Truthfully they give all the attention and care anyone could ask for. I’m always blown away at their kindness and their service. Doctor Jade Fettig always takes her time to talk to me, answer any questions and recommend the best treatment. Highly highly recommend AboutSkinDermatology. You will love it there too guaranteed! =)

Roberta Rachkovsky

Dr. Stoler is the best!

Karen Maxwell

I have been a patient of About Skin Dermatology for over 12 years. Everyone that I have ever encountered at this practice has been knowledgeable and very kind. I see both Dr. Ho and Dr. Cohen. My skin has not looked this good in years. My whole family goes to this practice. I would highly recommend About Skin Dermatology.


Dr Fettig was great- took her time with me and answered my questions. She has a nice bedside manner and good sense of humor.

Cindy Wells

I used Dr. Cohen for a Mohs procedure. He is fellowship trained and extremely competent. Dr. Cohen remained involved in my follow up care with a plastic surgeon and was always readily accessible and available to address my concerns. Both he and the office staff are caring and committed to providing the highest level of professional service. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. I think it’s very nice.

Richard Z

I have been impressed with my Botox treatment from Dr Cohen at AboutSkin Dermatology. He and his staff are incredibly professional and pleasant. Maddie is always flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. Dr. Cohen takes time and a genuine interest in his patients. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedures.

Kendra W

Dr Stephen Ho is a fantastic dermatologist. He takes the time to listen to concerns and he patiently and thoroughly explains procedures and diagnostics.

Ben Reeves

Dr. Jade Fettig is so kind, thoughtful, and good at what she does. You can tell she really cares about her patients and makes what could be awkward check-ups into comfortable, and pleasant experiences.The office lounge is clean, updated and really relaxing. Absolutely recommend her as a provider!

Carrie Konczal

Dr Rothstein is amazing. Very thorough during her exams and explains everything as she goes along. The staff is great as well! Best physician I have in the Denver area.

Philip Yost

Dr. Joel Cohen is a superbly skilled dermatologist as well as a most caring doctor who always put his patient's best interest first and foremost

Diana Lee