One of the most common and frustrating skin conditions that people can experience is acne. Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder that occurs when hair follicles under the skin become clogged.
Usually the clogged pores are caused by:
Though it is most commonly a skin issue for adolescents and young adults, some people will continue experiencing it well into their 40s and 50s.
There are several factors that can contribute to your risk for developing acne originally:
Stress, diet, certain products, and environmental irritants aren’t original causes of acne, but will negatively impact the existing condition you may be facing.
Contrary to popular belief, pimples are not a condition on their own, but a symptom of the larger condition of acne. When the follicles and pores become clogged from dirt, oil, bacteria, or dead skin cells, it can cause the appearance of visible and sometimes painful symptoms such as pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. When untreated or when the acne shows a resistance to treatment, it can become inflamed and swollen, causing the most severe cystic-type acne.
Acne presents as both superficial and deeper lesions:
Though acne is most common in adolescents (more so males) who may be going through puberty and hormonal issues, some adults may experience post-adolescent acne which will usually show up in their mid-to-late twenties.
Adult acne affects more women than men usually and can be brought on by premenstrual symptoms (PMS) and environmental factors. Other common causes are:
There have been many medical advances over the years, and thankfully there are ways to treat and control any issues with acne you may be facing. Contact our team of experts today to learn more.
At PotozkinMD, we offer the Accure Laser for Acne. Accure is a new treatment that safely and effectively denatures the sebaceous gland, reducing the production of sebum (oil). By normalizing the amount of oil produced, the appearance of facial or body acne is significantly improved.
Here are some benefits of the Accure Laser:
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