Acne impacts nearly 80% of our population, including children, teenagers, and even adults. Not only can acne have an impact on your skin and overall appearance, but it often leaves sufferers with weakened self-confidence and self-esteem.
Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit of the skin, which is composed of the hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland. The overactive sebaceous glands increase oil production and pores then become plugged by the oil and finally, bacteria become trapped. While acne often occurs in adolescence, it can happen in adulthood as well. Hormones, heredity and stress are the main factors. The most common site affected by acne is the face; however the chest and back are likely to be involved as well.
Whether you’re coming in to Progressive Laser to treat different types of acne scars or looking for expert advice on how to treat a pimple, we’re here to help.
Pimples, pustules, blackheads and whiteheads appear and your skin becomes inflamed or irritated. If left untreated acne scaring may appear.
Although the sun doesn’t cause acne, it does aggravate the condition. The sun dries out your skin resulting in a clearer complexion for a short period of time. However the drying effects of the sun stimulate your sebaceous glands and increase oil production. Acne returns and is usually more severe.