Almost everyone experiences acne at some point in their life and almost everyone deals with the frustration and anxiety of trying to find a treatment that works. If you’ve tried product after product, only to find little to no change in the appearance of your skin, you’re not alone. Most people who suffer from acne have a tough time trying to manage it and it’s one of the most common skin ailments that patients consult us about.
We offer several different treatments for eliminating acne blemishes, but the real secret to smooth, clear skin is finding a customized skin care regimen that is tailored to your skin’s specific needs. Everyone’s skin is different and our job is to help you design a plan that will get your skin acne free and put an end to the frustrations of going through dozens of products without achieving any results.
To better understand why Acne can be as persistent and frustrating as it is, let’s take a closer look at what Acne is and it’s possible causes.
What is Acne?
Acne occurs when your skin’s pores become clogged and the release of natural oils is blocked, which in turn causes bacteria to grow. The different kinds of acne are broken into two categories; Non-Inflammatory Acne and Inflammatory Acne. Non-Inflammatory Acne typically appears in the form of whiteheads or blackheads, while Inflammatory Acne normally is known to appear as a more reddish, swollen bump that can sometimes be painful.
Causes of Acne
The exact causes of acne are unknown and it is likely that there are several different factors that can trigger it’s appearance, all of which can vary from person to person. Hormones, diet, genes, and stress are all possible causes of acne, but since it is not entirely understood why the process that causes oil to be blocked from escaping the pore occurs, it is better to spend time evaluating each patient individually and devising an effective treatment based on his or her specific symptoms.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide our patients with specifically tailored, effective skin care regimens that will restore the skin to it’s clear, unblemished natural state. When it comes to more severe cases of acne, where a topical treatment may be ineffective, we offer several different laser treatments that can easily and effectively eliminate acne and acne scars. We also sometimes administer steroids and injectable treatments, depending on the case and its severity.
We understand all of the frustrations that are attached to dealing with acne prone skin. Our goal is to help get your skin the clearest it can be so that you can let go of those frustrations and face the world with confidence.