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Acne doesn’t play favorites – children, teens, adults and even older adults can develop acne. Acne is most often induced by hormonal changes. Oil trapped in the sebaceous glands form plugs in the pores of the skin, causing whiteheads. If the pore remains open, the top surface of the plug becomes dark, causing a blackhead. Bacteria thrives in this environment, causing pimples and inflammation. Left untreated, acne scarring can occur.

Most over-the-counter topical treatments are for mild acne. When used according to directions, these topicals can be an effective treatment. For moderate to advanced acne and for those not responding to conventional treatment, your Trillium Creek Dermatology skin expert can provide recommendations or even prescriptions if necessary.

Acne left untreated can cause scarring and make individuals insecure and introverted. In a recent study, acne sufferers were shown to cover their faces, walk with their heads down and generally have guilty feelings. After treatment, the group regained their self-confidence and felt more comfortable in social situations. Treating acne and acne scarring is beneficial for the mind, body and spirit.

Find out what treatment options are best for you, call Trillium Creek to schedule an appointment!

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