Acne

Overview

Acne is a skin condition that is common during adolescence, affecting 80% or more of teenagers.  Although less common in adults, nearly 50% of people in their twenties and thirties continue to battle this condition.  Young or old, people who suffer with acne are often self-conscious about their skin and find it both stressful and socially inhibiting.  Acne may be attributed to genetics or hormonal imbalance.  Contributing factors, or acne triggers, include lifestyle choices – diet, sleep pattern, hygiene, and stress.  Treatment is important in order to improve the appearance and reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts and may also help to prevent/minimize scarring and/or PIH (postinflammatory hyperpigmentation).

Treatment may include:

  • Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid
    Tretinoin
  • Oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics
  • Laser or light therapy
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Sun Protection

Treatment

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Daily Skin Care treatment and prevention

Routine daily skin care is imperative for the improvement and treatment of acne.

Acne Scarring improving appearance of texture and scarring

 

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