Not surprisingly, acne is one of the most common skin disorders. Your epidermis (the top layer of skin) is constantly shedding and replacing new cells. If this natural process is disrupted, the skin cells stick to the surface and begin to line the inside walls of a hair follicle causing a blockage. Sebum (oil) begins to build up in the follicle causing a comedone. Comedones are a mixture of dead cells, sebum and bacteria. For adults, hereditary factors and hormone fluctuations contribute to the problem. Some adults continue to get acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. It is also possible to get acne for the first time as an adult.
Factors that contribute to acne include:
- Touching / Picking
- Abrasive scrubbing
- Skin Treatments
Factors that help to clear acne include:
- Remove blockage
- Kill bacteria
- Reduce sebum production
In addition to tailoring a skin treatment for your appointment, we can help you evaluate your home care routine and environment for problems that can lead to or exacerbate skin problems. For example, over-cleansing or over-exfoliating can strip and irritate acne-prone skin, and may result in inflammation that can lead to more flare-ups. Environment and diet can also play a significant role in the cause (and resolution) of acne lesions.
If you are struggling with acne and looking for answers to achieve radiant skin, schedule an appointment with us today. We will create a structured plan for you that consists of a series of professional treatments and a daily at-home regimen, and you will see improvements in your skin’s clarity and be able to maintain your desired results!
Call us at 702.496.2066, or use our convenient online scheduler to book your appointment today!