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Acne is a condition that can be treated and managed only under medical control of a qualified dermatology professional. He will prescribe unique Acne Treatment Program, designed specially for you, consisting of skin care cosmetics, topical or systematic medications, medical cosmetic treatment once or twice a month, chemical peels or other procedure needed.

Of course, the information posted here should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a dermatologist, but it will give you the facts you need to get on the path to clear skin.

Acne Guide

  • Use Acne Treatment Program to help treat and control acne.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet is important for great skin. Remember: “You are what you eat.” Drink plenty of water and keep alcohol intake to a minimum.
  • Sleep well. Your skin needs rest to rebuild and repair itself.
  • Manage your stress level. Your skin reflects your overall health and well being.
  • Exercise and stay fit. This maximizes oxygen delivery to the skin.
  • Avoid the 3 Ps: picking, popping and pricking. These can lead to scarring and infection.
  • Avoid makeup and sunblock that are oil-based. Stick with water based products.
  • Don’t smoke. Not only is it bad for your lungs, it can also affect your skin’s health and ability to heal. Smoking can also cause wrinkles!

Teen Acne

Teen acne generally begins between the ages of ten and thirteen. The most common progression starts on the nose, and then spreads to the forehead, chin, and cheeks. In more severe cases, acne may affect the neck, shoulders, chest, back and upper arms. Most cases of acne resolve by the time the person is in his or her twenties.

Acne strikes all teenagers equally, regardless of sex, race or ethnicity.

Hormones released at the onset of puberty are responsible for the appearance of acne during the teen years. These hormones stimulate the skin’s sebaceous glands, creating an oily skin that is more prone to pore blockages and breakouts. There have been studies indicating stress and diet as additional acne triggers.

While acne is a physical problem, it also affects teens psychologically. Even if the acne is relatively mild, it may have a big impact on self-esteem and self-confidence.

Many cases of teen acne can be successfully controlled with over-the-counter treatments. It’s important for teens to understand that all acne medications must be used as directed. All teens need to be reminded that treatment takes time.

Adult acne

Adult acne is a unique problem that requires a unique solution.

It is increasing numbers of men and women over the age of twenty with adult acne.It are a painful and frustrating experience.

Adult acne often occurs on different parts of the face (chin, jaw and temples).

One group of people has acne as teenagers and continues to have acne as adults. The second group do not have acne during teenage years but develop it later as adults.

How do you know if it’s your hormones?

A hormone problem is more likely the cause of your acne if you also have problems with scalp hair loss, an increase in hair growth on the face, chest or back and irregular periods in women.

If you pick at your acne will it heal faster?
Often picking, popping or pricking your acne bumps will cause more scarring than the acne itself and an infection. The best thing to do is to keep your hands off and use the Acne Treatment Program twice daily.

If you eat chocolate will you break out?
There have been no conclusive studies that associate eating chocolate with acne. In general, a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and water is important to maintain clear skin.

For women: why do you break out at certain times of the month?
Oil production is under the control of hormones. Hormones fluctuate throughout the month, regulating a normal monthly cycle. This is why it is common to see an increase in acne just before or during your period.

Will skin products make you break out?
If you are using the right products for your skin type they will help to control your acne. Your makeup must be formulated for your skin type.

Will you get scarring?
Deeper acne lesions, picked lesions and infected acne lesions might scar. The best thing is to get your acne under control fast and to keep your skin clear.

What acne treatments are available?
There are many treatments available ranging from over the counter treatments to prescription medications.

What should you do with blackheads?
Don’t pick! The best home treatment is prevention! Use the ATP and consider Chemical Peels (Fruit acids or TCA- easy peel) that the dermatologist will provide which helps removal without trauma. Beware of harsh manual extraction in home conditions as this can lead to flaking, redness, irritation and scarring! Leave it to our professionals only.

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