Understanding Acne and its Aftermath
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by clogged pores, pimples, and deeper lumps such as cysts. It primarily affects the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. While many associate acne with adolescence, it can strike at any age and, if untreated, can leave lasting scars.
What Causes Acne?
Hormonal Changes: Often experienced during puberty, pregnancy, or when starting or stopping birth control.
Overactive Sebaceous Glands: Excess oil production can clog pores leading to acne.
Dead Skin Cell Accumulation: Instead of being shed, these cells can combine with sebum and block pores.
Bacteria: The bacterium Propionibacterium acnes can grow inside the blocked pores, leading to inflamed acne lesions.
Diet and Medication: Some studies suggest that certain dietary choices and medications might trigger or exacerbate acne.
The Scars Left Behind
Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that arise on the skin due to severe acne. They can manifest in various forms, including:
Boxcar Scars: Broad depressions with sharp edges.
Rolling Scars: Broad depressions with a sloping edge.
Ice Pick Scars: Deep and narrow pitted scars.
Treatments We Offer to Combat Acne & Its Scars
Topical Treatments: We offer ZO Skin Health's products that aid in preventing and treating Acne.
IPL: We offer Lumecca IPL that can target sebaceous glands and works to remove the excess oil and dead skin cells that clog pores and contribute to breakouts.
Chemical Peels: We offer Chemical Peels to improve the skin's appearance by applying a chemical solution causing the skin to shed.
Dermal Fillers: We offer Dermal Fillers to fill in the indentations caused by acne scars.
Morpheus8: We offer the amazing Morpheus8 to stimulate collagen production to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Opus Plasma: We offer Opus Plasma to resurface the outermost layer of the skin to smooth scars.
Remember, each individual's skin is unique. We will provide personalized guidance on the best course of action to achieve clearer, revitalized skin. Please request a complimentary consutation today.