What is acne?
Acne is a common skin condition, affecting about 50 million people in the United States each year. Symptoms of acne include:
- Red tender bumps
- Pimples containing pus
Acne is more common on your face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, upper arms, and buttocks but can appear on any area of the body.
You might experience low self-esteem, depression, or acne scars as a result of your acne. Prompt acne treatment & removal lowers your risk of scarring.
What are the risk factors for acne?
Anybody can get acne, but certain factors increase your risk of developing it. Examples include:
- Not keeping skin clean
- Excess oil production
- Clogged hair follicles
- Hormone changes
- Taking some medications
- Stress Eating certain foods
Acne is very prevalent in adolescence and among women during hormone fluctuations. Eating certain foods, such as dairy foods, chocolate, or refined carbohydrates, may make acne worse.
What is the treatment for acne?
The experienced aesthetics team at Purelee Redefined offers numerous acne treatments, depending on the severity of your condition. After reviewing your medical history and completing a skin evaluation, your doctor might recommend one or more of the following:
The providers at Purelee Redefined offer revolutionary ZO skin care products that control excess oil production, remove dead skin cells, and stimulate healthy skin cell production. Simply apply creams or lotions to affected areas to reduce acne and rejuvenate your skin.
Your doctor might prescribe oral medications to help get rid of acne, reduce bacteria, and fight inflammation. Oral contraceptives help some women fight acne.
Chemical skin solutions reduce bacteria, destroy top skin layers, and promote new cell production to help clear acne.
Steroid injections help rapidly get rid of severe cystic lesions (and pain associated with them) caused by acne.
How can I prevent acne breakouts?
Regular visits to a competent aesthetics provider to establish a maintenance regimen is the best way to prevent acne breakouts. Things you can do at home to reduce or prevent acne breakouts include:
- Keep your skin clean using gentle cleansers
- Avoid harsh or irritating skin care products
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Avoid touching your face
- Shower after working out or other strenuous activities
Don’t let acne ruin your quality of life when simple treatment options are available. If you suffer from acne, call PureLee Redefined for a consultation, or use the online scheduler today.