Acne is a condition that can impact anyone at any age. In fact, it’s no longer just a condition that affects teenagers. While we often think of acne as a condition that develops due to the hormonal changes during puberty, this isn’t the only reason why acne occurs. Adults often struggle with acne as well, and the various forms can be anywhere from mild to severe. With a proper diagnosis of acne, patients in California who visit the Skin and Beauty Center can then work with a dermatologist to develop a skincare routine that works for their unique needs and specific condition.
What types of acne can develop?
There are many types of acne that can develop on the skin. Some of the more common include:
- Comedonal acne
- Inflammatory acne
- Cystic acne
What causes acne?
Hormones can play a role in the development of acne, but may not be the only reason why it occurs. Acne may also be caused by:
- Clogged pores
- Genetic predisposition
- Inflammation from bacteria
- Environmental factors (pollution, humidity, etc.)
- Side effects from certain medications
- Excess oil production in the skin
How is acne treated?
The team of the Skin and Beauty Center encourages patients to learn about all the acne treatment options available to them, and work with our trained and experienced professionals to determine the best course of action to treat and eradicate acne blemishes. Treatment may include a variety of different solutions that can be combined for faster, more dramatic improvements. Combination services are the best way to address acne. Our dermatologists may combine the following services to improve acne-prone skin:
- Topical creams and medications
- Oral medications
- Photodynamic light or laser therapies
- Chemical peels
- Antibiotics (topical and oral)
- Special skin-calming, gentle skin cleansers (medicated or unmedicated)
- Hormone therapies (including oral hormonal birth control medications)
Are you considering acne treatment?
If you have been diagnosed with any variety of acne and have been unable to achieve results with over-the-counter products, it may be time to speak to a dermatologist about your skincare needs. Call the Skin and Beauty Center of California at one of their six convenient locations to discuss solutions for acne and other skincare needs.