Acne is a common skin condition that is caused by over production of the oil glands. This over production results in inflammation, which also can lead to common problems such as pimples, white heads, black heads and other issues with the skin. Although acne most commonly affects the face, patients may also have problems on the back and chest area as well. This acne can lead to acne scarring. Those suffering with acne may have only a small area consisting of a few lesions or a larger area of coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although, it can begin as early as age six, most commonly people do not develop acne until their body goes through the hormonal changes of early teenage years. Acne can last through the teen years into the 20’s with this happening in up to 40% of males and 50% females. Unfortunately for some people, acne can continue on or redevelop past the 20’s and all the way into the 40’s.
There are several factors that work together to cause the common skin condition known as acne. The main contributing factor is an over production by the sebaceous gland, commonly referred to as the oil gland. This overproduction of oil combines with the presence of bacteria, especially Propionibacterium acnes, and clogs the pores, creating an infection. This is is worsened by the inflammation resulting in agitated pus cells.
There are several things that can lead to having or being more prone to acne. Those who have acne breakouts may have one or a combination of these traits.
- Genetics can play a role, but factors such as stress, certain medications, various contacts with the skin, and a diet that is high in glycemics can also contribute to acne.
- Exercise or other activities that cause the skin to secrete sweat or to be more productive in creating oils are yet other factors that cause acne.
Today, there is a wide variety of treatment options available for acne sufferers. Our highly-experienced physicians and mid-level practitioners will decide which option may work best for you. Many patients may have to try different approaches or a combination of treatments to help reduce or alleviate their outbreaks. Some common treatments include:
- Acne peels
- Topical solutions
- Oral medications
- Laser treatments
- Photo-dynamic Therapy
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
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