Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting virtually everyone at some point in his or her life. From hormone fluctuations, to irritants and illnesses to certain medications, it can be triggered easily. Acne is the result of buildup of dead skin cells and an accumulation of bacteria and can occur at any age. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), to date, nearly 40–50 million Americans suffer from some form of acne!
- Teen acne. One of the main culprits of acne is an increase in the hormone testosterone. A side effect of testosterone production is that it increases oil production and the frequency of acne breakouts. Many physicians prescribe topical or oral antibiotics for teens with acne; however, there has been much excitement about the use of light-based therapies for improving acne. Laser light in the red-to-blue spectrum may be effective at killing the bacteria that cause acne, as well as decreasing inflammation.
- Young adult acne. Many adults are surprised, then, to find themselves at 30 or 40 experiencing burdensome breakouts. A therapy often used for this age group involves applying microdroplets of Botox to the affected areas. This has shown promising results for those with overactive sebaceous glands that are not responding to traditional therapies.
- Mature acne. Many mature patients come in to the office to treat other conditions, including photodamage and wrinkling, sagging skin. Although these may be their main points of concern, several experience breakouts as well. Many of the treatments that reduce the signs of aging are also beneficial for breakouts.
Acne can be difficult to treat, and many clients have to try multiple treatment methods before they find what works for them, which is normal! It is important to be on a regular skin care program designed for your specific needs. Acne treatment at Skin NV is a collaborative effort between all parties working to uncover a more blemish free, beautiful you! Don’t be ashamed of your acne anymore, give us a call today to find out about our acne and blemish solutions, or to schedule a consultation or treatment appointment. We are happy to help you!