Ance is one of the most common and frustrating skin conditions for adolescents and adults, male and female. Seventy percent of teenagers develop acne during puberty. However, it’s a myth that only teenagers or those with unclean habits or junk food addictions get acne. 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.
When tissues are injured, the body rushes to repair the injury site. Among the elements of repair are white blood cells and inflammatory molecules that repair tissue and fight infection. When their job is done, they may remain at the active acne lesion for days or even weeks. In people susceptible to scarring, this may result in an acne scar in the form of fibrous or eroded tissue. Two types of scars exist: depressed areas and raised thickened tissue such as keloids.
The main goal of acne treatment is to resolve the condition and prevent scarring. The best treatment will be prescribed by your Trillium Creek Dermatology skin expert.
- Oral medications
- Birth control pills
- Laser treatments
- Chemical peels
- Topical medications
- Skin care regimen
- Combination of treatments
If you or your child has acne, call Trillium Creek at 330.725.0569 for an appointment. Having a clear complexion can make a big difference in confidence and self-esteem. To learn more, visit TrilliumCreekOhio.com and watch our video on acne.