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Acne

What is Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.

Effective treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up.

Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.

What causes acne

Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands.

The follicle wall may bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may look like dirt stuck in pores. But actually the pore is congested with bacteria and oil, which turns brown when it’s exposed to the air.

Pimples are raised red spots with a white center that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected with bacteria. Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles produce cystlike lumps beneath the surface of your skin. Other pores in your skin, which are the openings of the sweat glands, aren’t usually involved in acne.

Treatment Options

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Chemical Peel

The right peel can end acne and soften the scars that come with it. Salicylic acid peels and Jessner’s peels (equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, an antiseptic exfoliant) dive deep into skin to unclog pores while also skimming the surface to erode blackheads and fade post-pimple marks.

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Silkpeel Dermal Infusion

SilkPeel dermal infusion treatments are an effective way to diminish acne by exfoliating the clogged up pores, which allows for the improved absorption of acne topical skincare products. The exfoliation of the skin is critical in the treatment of acne, which is caused by the increased production of sebum in the pores.

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Laser Genesis

The CUTERA® Laser Genesis Treatment is a non-ablative laser treatment for acne scars and any redness left behind after old acne clears. With its unique 1064nm short-pulsed laser, CUTERA® Laser Genesis won’t break the barrier of your skin while drastically decreasing the size of any enlarged pore or acne scars.

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Our Team Can Help You

The first step is to schedule a complimentary appointment with our experienced Aesthetic team. We are happy to talk with you regarding your Aesthetic goals, then plan and work together to achieve your skin objectives. Your personalized plan will include a timeline and a price guarantee.

Preventum Skin MD

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