Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting young people and adults.

The dermatologists at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center specialize in the treatment of acne and take the time to review the effectiveness of both over-the-counter and prescription medications with patients.

The team members in the Department Dermatology are the providers of choice in treating acne in patients in central Pennsylvania. The department handles more than 40,000 patient visits every year, and offers evening clinic hours as well as an innovative open access clinic for acute situations.

As one of the highest-ranked clinics for patient satisfaction within Hershey Medical Center, the department is also nationally recognized, with many of our providers listed in the Best Doctors in America national database. 


Treatment will be individualized based on the type of acne and its severity, the patient’s skin type (dry, oily, combination), and the patient’s experience with other medications and ability to follow the outlined treatment plan.

Depending on the severity of the acne, treatment may consist of topical creams or gels, with or without the addition of oral medications.

At follow-up visits our dermatologists reevaluate the patient's acne, ask for feedback concerning the treatment, and make any necessary adjustments in the treatment plan.

The length of time of treatment varies and is based on the individual's age and response to treatment.


Departments at Hershey Medical Center offering treatment for acne include:


Penn State Health Dermatology
200 Campus Drive
Entrance 3, Suite 100
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-6820
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Penn State Health Lime Spring Outpatient Center
2221 Noll Drive
First Floor, Suite E
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: 717-715-1001

Penn State Medical Group Camp Hill
3025 Market Street
Entrance B
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: 717-691-1212
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Penn State Medical Group Colonnade
32 Colonnade Way
State College, PA 16803

Phone: 814-272-4445
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Esteem—Penn State Health Cosmetic Associates
5 Capital Drive, Suite 203
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-531-1386
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn State Medical Group Mount Joy
201 Lefever Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Phone: 717-653-2900
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn State Medical Group Nyes Road
121 Nyes Rd., Suite C
Harrisburg , PA 17112

Phone: 717-657-4045
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn State Medical Group Palmyra
941 Park Drive
Palmyra, PA 17078

Phone: 717-838-5332
Hours: Monday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 6:40 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6:40 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 6:40 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 6:40 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Groups, Classes & Support

Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.

Learn more about support groups offered at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Research & Clinical Trials

Researchers in the Department of Dermatology are currently evaluating an investigational topical solution (Botox) versus placebo when applied to the forehead to treat acne.

To see all clinical trials and learn how to volunteer, visit StudyFinder.  

Symptoms, Diagnosis & Outlook

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