What is Acne?
Acne is a chronic skin condition of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne develops when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. Acne lesions include whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, small bumps, and cysts. Considered one of the most common skin conditions, most people develop Acne to some degree. Although Acne is most common in teenagers and young adults, it can affect at any age.
Causes of Acne
Multiple factors can cause Acne, the most commonplace are: - Genetics - Hormones - Dirt and Bacteria - Stress - Diet - Mechanical or frictional factors such as a helmet strap or wearing a hat
With medical advances in Acne care, most cases of Acne can be resolved with proper treatment. Treatments for Acne include: - Topical Medications - Oral Medications, including antibiotics, hormone medications, and Isotretinoin When deciding how to treat Acne, our providers will assist by evaluating all of the options available and assembling a treatment plan based on a patient’s individual circumstances.
Improving Acne Scarring
Getting Acne under control early in life plus the prevention of Acne scarring is the goal. If scarring does occur, modern treatments such as microneedling, laser, fillers, and topical treatments have shown excellent results. If you need help managing your acne, please call our offices for an appointment.