Acne and Scar Revision
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that usually occurs when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Acne commonly appears on the:
Shoulders and upper back
Acne commonly affects adolescents, but it can appear at any age and on different parts of the body. It varies depending on the person, and while some people only experience mild, temporary acne, others can experience emotional distress and skin scarring.
Acne that suddenly appears in older adults can also be an indication of an underlying medical condition, such as an autoimmune disease or hormonal disorder.
What are the different types of acne?
There are different types of acne, including:
Whiteheads: closed, plugged pores
Blackheads: open, plugged pores
Papules: small, red bumps that are often sore
Pustules: papules with pus
Nodules: solid, painful lumps underneath your skin
Cystic lesions: painful pus-filled lumps underneath your skin
In some cases, the follicle wall can produce a whitehead, and the plug can open and darken as a result of bacteria and oil exposed to the air.
What causes acne?
The main factors contributing to acne development include:
Excess oil production
Aging and family history
Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
Excess pressure, irritation, or friction on the skin
Hormonal complications, such as overactive hormones
In some cases, the follicle wall can produce a whitehead and the plug can open and darken as a result of bacteria and oil exposed to the air.
What are the treatments for acne?
Acne treatments aim to prevent scarring and damage to your skin by controlling your acne. Most acne medications speed up cell turnover and reduce inflammation and oil production.
The Rejuvenate specialists offer a range of treatments to reduce acne scarring, including:
Intense pulsed light therapy
Dermal fillers, including Botox® and Xeomin®
NeoCutis and iS Clinical® skin care products
Pellevé radiofrequency laser skin-tightening system
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy or hyaluronic acid
Your Rejuvenate skin care specialist might choose to combine more than one treatment in your plan to give you the best possible results. For the highest standard of skin care, visit Rejuvenate. Call or click to book an appointment online.
The medical providers of Rejuvenate Wellness Medspa know acne can be more than just a cosmetic nuisance. Acne can affect both men and women of any age, in any stage of life. Our experienced medical aesthetic providers can help! We will personalize your treatment plan based on a comprehensive skin analysis. We can improve the skin's condition with modalities such as IPL, Microneedling, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and laser skin rejuvenation. Get control of your skin and call or book your appointment online today.