Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects a staggering number of 50 million Americans every year, and there is an extensive range of treatments designed to treat the condition effectively. Typically, acne surfaces in puberty with at least 85% of adolescents and young adults in the age group of 12 to 24 years experiencing it in some shape or form.
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What is Acne?
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that results in pimples and spots and is mainly relegated to the facial area but can also surface on the neck, shoulders, chest and even upper arms.
There are several types of acne including blackheads, whiteheads, nodules, and cysts and though they are harmless, they sometimes result in scars.
What Causes Acne?
The reason acne usually appears during puberty is that the sebaceous (oil) glands are stimulated at this time. Sebum (oil) is a naturally occurring substance, which moisturizes and thereby helps fortify the skin. Coupled with this excess production of oil, the skin cells also mature, which causes them to block the follicular pore. This blockage is represented as a whitehead if it is sheathed with a fine layer of skin or when it is laid bare to the air, and the darker part is referred to as a blackhead. When the follicle grows bigger, the wall may burst which permits skin bacteria and other irritants to go deeper into the skin. As a result, the skin gets inflamed and depending on the severity of the inflammation leads to pimples or cysts developing. As we age, several other factors may cause acne to appear including hormonal changes, stress, menstruation, certain medications and reactions to some cosmetics.
Acne Treatments Designed for Your Skin Type
Acne is often demoralizing and may decrease the quality of your life, often causing you embarrassment or making you feel self-conscious. But since it is such a common skin ailment, most people resort to home remedies and over the counter medication, which sometimes is useful. However, when acne becomes annoying, severe or when the chance of scarring increases significantly, it is time for you to consult a highly qualified dermatologist. From oral medications to injections, there is an extensive range of safe, acne treatments.
Depending on your skin type and the severity of the acne or scarring, Dr. Nayyar will design a personalized treatment plan for you. In addition to being a highly accomplished board-certified dermatologist, she is also a fellowship trained Mohs and cosmetic surgeon with years of experience. This is why when you visit Dermaclinique, you truly have access to the finest skin care solutions. Our services are a unique blend of top expertise, ethical delivery, and state of the art technology, all in a tranquil ambiance with individualized client care. We are the leading boutique practice in St. Petersburg.
Why settle for anything else, when you only deserve the best? Reach out to us today to schedule a skin care evaluation and let us help you on your way to clear, bright skin you can feel comfortable in.