Understanding Acne: Causes and Treatment Options

Acne is an extremely common condition that people around the country struggle with. Acne is often associated with puberty and teenagers, but it can affect you at any age. Acne can affect your confidence and make you feel uncomfortable with the way that you look. It’s important to understand what causes acne so that you can make changes to try and prevent breakouts from happening on a regular basis. You should also be talking to your dermatologist about how acne can be treated and how you can get the clear skin you’ve always wanted.

Dealing With Acne

Acne can be caused by various issues and it’s important to understand why you may be dealing with breakouts. Often, acne is caused by excess oil production, bacteria, clogged hair follicles, or inflammation. Acne can appear anywhere on the body but typically occurs on the face, chest, upper back, and shoulders.

Since acne is typically caused by blockages and bacteria, it’s important that you clean your skin on a daily basis. This helps to unclog your pores and follicles, reducing your risk of dealing with acne. Acne can also be caused by issues like hormonal changes, certain medications, your diet, and stress. It’s important to take steps to change your lifestyle and make better choices with food and find ways to relax each day.

Treatment is not one size fits all and may look different for each patient. You may need to try several options before finding the treatment that works best for you. Your dermatologist might prescribe different medications to help clear up your skin. This could be retinoids, antibiotics, salicylic acid, or dapsone. This can help treat specific problems that you could be dealing with and get rid of infections. These medications can be oral or topical.

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Clear up your skin. Contact your dermatologist today to learn about the causes and treatments for your acne.

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