What causes acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The primary factors that contribute to the development of acne include:

1. Excess oil production:
The sebaceous glands in the skin produce an oily substance called sebum, which can clog pores when produced in excess.

2. Bacteria:
Propionibacterium acnes, a type of bacteria that naturally resides on the skin, can multiply in clogged pores and contribute to inflammation.

3. Hormonal changes:
Fluctuations in hormone levels, particularly during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause, can increase oil production and lead to acne breakouts.

4. Genetics:
Acne can run in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition.

5. Diet:
Some studies suggest that certain foods, such as dairy products and high-glycemic foods, may exacerbate acne in some individuals.

6. Stress:
Stress can trigger hormonal changes that may worsen acne symptoms.

How is acne treated?

Treating acne involves a combination of professional skincare treatments and personalized skincare regimens tailored to individual skin types and concerns. We offer a range of advanced treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser therapy, IPL treatmentes, and facials specifically designed to target acne-prone skin. These treatments help to unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and promote skin healing.

In addition to in-office treatments, our staff can also provide guidance on dietary changes and at-home skincare routines to maintain results and prevent future breakouts. Some patients may benefit from prescription medications to help with hormonal acne as well. We recommend medical-grade skincare products containing active ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids to help manage acne and improve skin texture.

Consistent and comprehensive care, both in-office and at home, can help effectively manage acne and achieve clearer, healthier skin.

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