What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S., impacting approximately 60 million people each year. While many cases are mild and may be controlled with medication and a steady at-home cleansing routine, many patients have it so badly that scarring can occur. Acne generally is a mixture of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, little cysts, as well as other itchy, red, and swollen areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it is most commonly seen in teenagers but can affect adults as old as 40 years of age. Acne most commonly appears on the face, torso, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, luminous appearance, our skin care professionals at Seven Heart Medspa in Las Vegas, NV offer numerous treatment alternatives, which range from medications to laser treatments and regenerative techniques.
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What Causes acne?
A "flare-up" of acne may happen for a number of different reasons, including hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In addition to these, certain medications and drugs (such as the birth control pill) may lead to acne, as well as anxiety and a poor diet. When the exact cause of acne is recognized, a proper treatment program can be established.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE SCARS?
Acne scars can develop in patients who have serious acne or had it in the past. These blemishes often create a bumpy, dented, and irregular appearance, even as the presence of acne reduces. Acne scars are characterized as areas of damaged skin where acne once existed and form due to trauma to the skin. There are a number of factors that could make someone more prone to developing acne scars, including genetics, lack of treatment for acne, and picking or touching the blemishes. Unlike acne, acne scars are very unlikely to disappear without treatment.
How do you treat acne and acne scars?
Certain research shows that store-bought drugs don't always treat acne effectively. Seven Heart Medspa offers many treatment alternatives to control and manage acne and clear its symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription drugs like topical creams and solutions that contain sulfur, retinoids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide may help. Additionally, there are oral antibiotics, such as minocycline, doxycycline, or tetracycline, that are helpful to use. In addition to topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments have also proven effective. Not only can a laser treatment help to deep clean and attack dead skin cells beneath the top skin layer, but it can also decrease inflammation along with other pigmentation issues associated with acne.
For patients with acne scars, our Las Vegas, NV office offers a range of treatments that can help to smoothen and resurface your complexion. Some of the solutions we provide to address acne scars and reduce their appearance include blue light therapy and microneedling. Patients who are currently having an acne flare-up are usually not candidates for acne scar treatment. Before we can address your scarring, our team must ensure that your skin is free of breakouts. This is to prevent possible infection. From there, we will determine the acne scar treatment that is most appropriate for you. Some patients may receive a combination of services, depending on their needs.
How can I clear up my acne?
Most acne is caused by hormonal changes or imbalances; however, there are some steps you can take to help clear it up. Here are a few things you can do:
- Wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser
- Get enough sleep
- Exfoliate your skin
- Use make-up specifically designed to not clog pores (non-comedogenic)
- Drink plenty of water
If you try these steps and they don’t work, your acne may be more severe, and seeing a dermatologist is the best option for reliable results.
Will my acne go away?
Most acne will go away on its own after puberty. However, for some, it doesn’t and will continue into adulthood. There are also other causes for acne, including pregnancy, menopause, stress or anxiety, poor diet, and certain medications (birth control). If your acne is persistent, contact a dermatologist to explore your treatment options.
How bad is my acne?
Moderate acne is usually defined by having between 25 – 100 blackheads or whiteheads, 20 – 50 inflamed bumps, or 25 – 125 lesions on your body. If your acne is moderate to more severe, a dermatologist will usually prescribe medication for treatment.
CLEAR YOUR SKIN OF BLEMISHES AND SCARS
Acne and acne scars can be incredibly frustrating problems and affect people of all ages. If you're fed up with masking your acne using makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, and psychological affliction that may develop as a result of this condition, we invite you to contact Seven Heart Medspa to schedule a private consultation with one of our skin care experts. We will offer a thorough skin analysis and create a tailored treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as quickly as possible.
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