Acne Conditions and Treatments
Did you know acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually?
While this condition is commonly accepted as a regular part of adolescence in teenagers, it’s equally as prevalent and disruptive in adults. Individuals struggling with this persistent skin condition face diverse challenges that call for effective solutions. We recognize the difficulties this can cause and its impact on overall health and well-being. We are dedicated to providing customized and effective remedies to address these skin conditions while helping you establish a comprehensive and personalized skin care regimen. Our team of experienced experts, knowledgeable in advanced techniques and treatments, will support you in achieving clearer and healthier skin.
What causes Acne?
Can I treat Acne myself?
This is a complex problem involving a multitude of factors. It can be caused by an overproduction of oil (sebum) from the skin’s oil glands, the buildup of dead skin cells, and the presence of bacteria. As the bacteria multiply, they can trigger an immune response, causing inflammation and redness. Stress, diet, genetics, hormones, and certain medications can also contribute to the development of acne.
Many people try over-the-counter creams and cleansers to treat their acne. Benzoyl peroxide effectively targets certain bacteria, while retinoids can help unclog pores and reduce oiliness. Additionally, salicylic acid can ease inflammation and unclog pores. However, not all acne responds to over-the-counter products or lifestyle changes; in these instances, a healthcare provider can help you explore other treatment options.
Do I need help with my Acne?
Severe acne may not respond to over-the-counter treatment. If you are struggling with cysts or nodules, which are deeper and more severe blemishes that often leave scars when they clear, know that effective treatment options are available. Skin resurfacing, such as trichloracetic acid (TCA) peels, can be a practical approach to treating acne; additionally, laser treatments can reduce breakouts by targeting bacteria and unclogging pores. With today’s advancements in science, virtually every case of acne can be cleared with a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.