We are ankle deep in June and National Acne Awareness Month. Acne can affect anyone at any age, although this pesky skin condition is more common in your teenage years. It can also be located not just on the face, but also on your back, shoulders, and other parts of your body. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but learning more about what causes acne and treatment options, can put you on the road to clearer skin.
How Does Acne Form?
Small, oil-producing glands, called sebaceous glands can overproduce oil or sebum. This causes the pores to become blocked. This production of oil fluctuates with your hormone levels. Once pores are blocked, any bacteria on the skin also gets into the pores, causing pimples.
These pimples can range from small and mild, to red, swollen, and painful bumps that can cover entire areas.
Wash Your Face
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Skin irritants can include skincare products, laundry detergent, or even athletic equipment that rubs your skin. Genetics have also been linked as a culprit to the cause of acne, as well as hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy, and more.
Successful treatments for acne starts with a visit to a dermatologist. The effects of acne can go beyond just the scarring of your skin. It can be embarrassing at any age and add to the stress of an already stressful life.
At Texas Dermatology, we specialize in various procedures for even the most stubborn acne. Our dermatologists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin to determine what treatment options are best for you.
If you or someone you know is struggling with acne, Texas Dermatology has enrolling studies for those suffering from acne. Qualified candidates who participate may receive compensation for time and travel. To learn more and see how you or someone you love may qualify for acne clinical studies, click HERE to learn more.