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Acne 101

Updated: Jan 15

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting millions worldwide. It can cause a great deal of embarrassment and discomfort and significantly impact a person’s self-esteem.



What Causes Acne?

The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, which is caused by changes in the skin's hair follicles and oil glands. These changes can lead to the buildup of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria within the follicles, which can cause them to become inflamed and red. The primary cause of acne a bacteria. However, other factors include a combination of genetics, hormones, and environment. Genetics can influence how sensitive the skin is to hormones. Hormonal changes during puberty can cause an increase in sebum production, which can lead to clogged pores and the formation of acne. Environmental factors, such as stress and diet, can also play a role in triggering acne breakouts.



How Can Acne be Treated?

Several treatments are available for acne, ranging from topical medications to antibiotics and even laser treatments. Topical medications can reduce inflammation and clear up existing acne lesions. Antibiotics can be used to treat more severe cases of acne, while laser treatments can help reduce acne scars' appearance. Accutane can be prescribed by specific certified physicians.


Can I Change Anything to Help Reduce My Breakouts? In addition to these treatments, lifestyle changes can also help reduce acne's severity. Eating a balanced diet and reducing stress can help to keep hormones in balance and reduce the chances of an acne breakout. Additionally, it is essential to keep the skin clean and avoid touching or picking at existing acne lesions, as this can further irritate the skin and lead to scarring.


How Can Simply You Med Spa Help My Acne?

Simply You Med Spa offers a wide variety of options for patients inflicted with acne and acne scarring. Peels, Red Light Therapy, Microneedling, Lasers, SylfirmX RF Microneedling and Topical options can all be considered during a consultation. Michelle Waller, PA-C has been addressing a variety of skin conditions for over 25 years. She has prescribing capabilities and would be happy to assist you with your concerns. Should you wish to consider accutane, she can discuss the risks and benefits for this treatment and can offer a referral for patients wishing to obtain a prescription for accutane.

 

How Can Simply You Med Spa Help My Acne?

Simply You Med Spa offers a wide variety of options for patients inflicted with acne and acne scarring. Peels, Red Light Therapy, Microneedling, Lasers, SylfirmX RF Microneedling and Topical options can all be considered during a consultation. Michelle Waller, PA-C has been addressing a variety of skin conditions for over 25 years. She has prescribing capabilities and would be happy to assist you with your concerns. Should you wish to consider accutane, she can discuss the risks and benefits for this treatment and can offer a referral for patients wishing to obtain a prescription for accutane. We do not take insurance, but only charge $50 for the consultation fee.


Although acne can be a complex condition to manage, it is possible to reduce its severity and keep it under control with a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle changes.

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