What is Acne?

Acne, one of the most common skin conditions we treat, is caused by blocked oil glands in the face and other parts of the body. Oil glands located just under the surface of the skin can become clogged by oil, dirt or bacteria. When blocked, they become inflamed and sometimes infected. Acne is usually worse during puberty but can be severe even in adulthood. Hormones, genetics, hygiene and other factors can strongly influence the development and severity of acne.

What Can be Done About Acne?

Acne can significantly affect self-confidence regardless of age, so it’s no wonder that many individuals plagued with moderate to severe acne seek treatment. The goal of treatment is to not only enhance appearances but also to improve the overall health of the skin. Treatment often starts off with topical creams, ointments or washes. When those fail to provide substantial results, many individuals turn to prescription medications, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatments.

Laser skin resurfacing is extremely successful at reducing the appearance of scars.

Also referred to as fractional laser resurfacing, laser acne treatment removes the outer layers of damaged skin with short, pulsed light energy. The accuracy and precision of a laser also allows for a quick recovery and better results because only the affected skin is treated, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

If you or someone you love are tired of acne breakouts or scars from acne, contact Miracle Hills Primary Care for a consultation today.