You Don’t Have To Just Deal With Acne
If we’re lucky, acne becomes a distant memory once adulthood hits – like the bad haircuts and questionable music choices of highschool and early college years. But the reality is that acne can, and does, affect men and women of all ages at any time. And while an occasional breakout or flare up from time to time is completely normal, chronic acne can be disruptive and lead to quality of life problems like low self-esteem. This can negatively impact professional and personal relationships and social interactions.
But acne does not have to be a way of life. The dermatologists and skin care specialists at Canyon Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, in Texas, help patients get cleaner, clearer skin by first identifying the underlying cause of the breakouts.
Acne Prevention and Treatment in Canyon
The face is home to as many as 20,000 pores. When the sebaceous glands secrete oil, it travels through the hair follicle and exits through the pores on the surface of the skin. Pores commonly become clogged with a combination of oil, sweat, and dirt, which can then become inflamed and lead to blemishes. Some women also develop acne as a result of hormonal fluctuations and issues.
The first step to a clear complexion is cleansing. Regularly removing excess oil, dirt, and makeup can help to keep the pores free from blockages and buildup. When acne does develop, resisting the temptation to pick at or “pop” a pimple is very important to avoid permanent scarring. Depending on the type of blemishes (white heads or black heads), which result from pore blockages that have not become inflamed or infected, or pustules and papules (infected), treatment ranges from topical benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics, oral antibiotics and hormones, and extraction of the buildup in the affected pores.
Contact a Dermatologist in Canyon
For more information on acne treatment and skin care, contact Canyon Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by calling (806)655-7155 to schedule an appointment today.