Acne Treatment 2017-08-01T19:53:01+00:00

Acne Treatment

What is Acne?

Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, most often on the face, neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that testosterone plays a part, as does heredity.

Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts, which can ultimately scar. Almost no one escapes some clogged pores and pimples, especially during adolescence–a fragile time when self-esteem and confidence is just emerging. Acne afflicts people of all ethnicities and is treated the same regardless.

Our skin is healthiest and clearest when it is in balance. The more irritation your skin experiences, the more likely it is to break out. Conversely, the less irritation your skin experiences, the better it is able to remain clear. Sources of irritation include anything which rubs, scratches, or comes into prolonged contact with your skin, as well as anything which sends your skin out of balance such as dryness, sunburns, shaving the face with irritating razors, and pore-clogging cosmetics. To best clear acne, try to keep your skin as untouched as possible. Acne is not caused by dirt, so washing your face, while it is fine to do up to twice per day, is going to do little to help with your acne.

Finally, picking pimples on your skin is off limits. This will cause scarring and marks on your skin. None of us likes to walk around with puss filled pimples. Extractions done by Dr. DePrince, will remove the clogged pore and can actually help hasten the healing.

Acne Treatment

How to Treat Acne

Treatment must continue until your body outgrows the disease, which the majority of people do for the most degree after adolescence. Long lasting remission of acne symptoms can be achieved with the appropriate topical home care treatment when combined with other techniques for treating acne such as extractions and Isolaz.  These ongoing treatments can get the skin completely clear and keep it that way for years if need be.

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