Acne is defined as pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin of the face, neck, back, shoulders, chest, and upper arms. Affecting over 17 million people in the United States, it is easily the most common skin disease in the nation. Though it is mostly teenagers that are affected by acne, this skin condition can affect adults as well. Even though acne is generally not life-threatening, it can be cosmetically unappealing and cause unnecessary stress. Luckily there are several methods to effectively treat acne and prevent it from occuring.
Acne is a common condition that is caused by clogged pores, which usually happens when your body is producting too much oil. It can also be caused from a buildup of bacteria, or dead skin cells coming in contact with hair follicles. When this buildup occurs, it forms a plug that can cause the follicle wall to balloon and bulge out from the skin.
The cause of excess oil production is believed to be by a several factors, including hormones, heredity, bacteria and possibly certain medications. The exact cause of the body producing excess oil is unknown.
Patients with acne can experience:
- Other forms of inflammation on the skin
To learn more about the Acne services offered at our practice, please call us today to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about the benefits of Acne services, please call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.
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