Skinpeccable has every modality available to best treat active acne. An acne visit begins with a consultation with our physician. Based on your acne history, our physician will tailor a treatment strategy best suited for your needs. Items that may be recommended include topical creams and lotions, oral pills (ie. antibiotics, birth control, hormone regulators, etc.), chemical peels, facials, lasers (Laserfacial, IPL Photofacial, Photodynamic Therapy, etc.), cortisone injections, and/or Accutane. Active acne is often associated with acne scars which can be addressed by a variety of ways including Fractionated lasers and filler injections.
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Acne Removal FAQs
A: Acne is a common skin condition usually arising from inflammation of oil-producing sebaceous glands. Most commonly, acne begins between the ages of 10 and 13 and stays for five to ten years. Acne is most commonly found on the face, but can also occur on the neck, back, chest, shoulders, and scalp. Acne develops when the epidermal cells stick together and plug up the pores. This blockage facilitates an oil called sebum and a bacteria called P.acnes to build up in the skin pores, leading to inflammation.
A: Acne is very common and the vast majority of people have experienced acne at one point in their life. In teenagers, acne breakouts are related to the natural release of hormones, which occur during puberty. In adult women, the cause of acne is often multi-factorial. Acne is adult women can be related to the monthly menstrual cycle, stress, diet, or genetics. In the U.S. alone, over 1 billion dollars is spent on acne medications and treatments each year. Conventional treatments include over-the-counter cleansers and lotions, prescription antibiotics, retinoids and hormonal therapies. More aggressive treatment options include lasers, peels, Accutane, and injections.
A: The truth about acne is that washing alone will not clear up acne. Washing helps remove excess surface oils and dead skin cells, which is helpful in the treatment. Acne is caused by a variety of biologic factors that are beyond the control of washing. Because of this, regular consultations with the Skinpeccable will ensure that your acne gets cleared and stays away.
A: Stress is often blamed for the development of acne. Stress can have many physiologic effects on the body, including changes in hormones that may lead to acne. In many cases, stress is caused by the acne lesions, not the other way around ?. Stress reduction has been proven to help many medical condition, so eliminating or reducing stress is always a good idea.
A: Yes. Acne lesions should not be picked or squeezed as they will lead to acne scars. In particular, red inflammed acne lesions should never be squeezed. Squeezing inflamed lesions causes infected material to go deeper into the skin, causing additional inflammation and possible scarring. If you ever get a large acne lesion, a cortisone injection by a Skinpeccable physician can help to remove it within 24 hours.
A: Many people feel that sunlight improves their acne and try to find sources of ultraviolet light. Sun exposure is not a good form of acne treatment as the ultraviolet light in sunlight increases the risk of skin cancer and early aging of the skin. Many acne treatments (retinoids, antibiotics, etc.) actually increase the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet light, making the risk of ultraviolet light exposure all the worse. When getting treated for acne, using a daily sunscreen is a must.