What is Acne?
Acne is the most common skin disorder and 85 percent of all Americans will experience it some time in their lifetime. While commonly thought to be an adolescent problem, it can appear at any age, most often on the face, back, and chest, in the form of pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. More advanced acne appears as cysts or nodules that are nested more deeply in the skin. The true cause is the overproduction of oil, the blockage of follicles that release the oil, and the growth of bacteria in those follicles. This can be triggered by a change in medications or hormone levels. Poor diet, hygiene and stress can also contribute. It’s important to treat acne early to avoid scarring.
Who Can Benefit From Acne Treatment?
Anyone who has acne can benefit from treatment. If your acne is severe where lesions are deep and bacteria is flourishing out of control, you may be referred to a dermatologist. People often use this as a last resort since applicable medications have side effects. However, the right home care is always necessary to achieve desired results.
How Should I Prepare for Acne Treatment?
We begin with an in depth consultation. Please bring a list of any medications you are taking and products you are using. The more information you can provide, better the chances for a positive result.
What Should I Expect From My Acne Treatment?
You should expect committing to treatments on a regular basis that may vary, combined with the consistency of proper home care.
What About Home Care?
After determining which products are best for you to begin, you will be instructed on how and when to use them. As we continue treatments we will monitor your progress and in some instances change products, if necessary.