Though there always seems to be some new study that gives us more insight into our skin and our health, we know there is still so much to learn. But, what we do know can help those of us who struggle with acne. Knowledge is power, and understanding how our skin functions can help us identify the treatments that can help us beat acne. Keep reading to learn more about acne and how we can help you fight it through various ways.
Before we get into it, you need to understand that there is no one cause of acne. When we say that everyone’s acne is different, we aren’t just saying that. Some acne is caused by an imbalance of hormones, while others forms of acne can be caused by bacteria from your hands or even fungal infections and imbalances. Because there are so many causes to this pesky skin condition, there are also many treatments that may help you fight your troublesome spots. What works for your friends may not be as effective for you, so keep in mind that a little trial and error may be necessary to identify the best treatment for your skin.
Who can be treated?
Generally, acne seems to be quite common among teenagers living in the western world, and that acne can impact self confidence just when we’re learning and figuring out who we are. Some people may not be bothered by a pimple, while others will find their self esteem impacted. We think that if you’re bothered by acne, no matter how old you are, it’s worth researching and experimenting to see what can help your skin look better.
It may be time to seek professional help if acne is:
- causing dark spots on the skin
- consisting of cysts
- not going away after use of over-the-counter treatments
- leading to self-esteem issues
- leaving scars behind
How do you treat it?
As we mentioned, every patient’s acne is different and will result as a factor of genetics, environment, and even diet. Your treatment will be determined on a one-by-one basis. We tak into account three main factors that lead to acne breakouts: excess oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria growth.
Give us a call today at (312) 971-6902 to learn more about how we can help you fight acne and have beautiful skin for summer.