Acne is the adolescent rite of passage that seems to never go away. And acne scarring? Go ahead and pour some salt in our wounds. No matter your age, you don’t need to live with acne or the risk of acne scarring. It’s one of the most common skin conditions in the US, and although it’s expected as a teenager there are plenty of people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and better who are still waiting to get this initiation into adulthood over. Hormonal acne is a real beast, and can happen to anyone at anytime (hello, menopause!). Fortunately, talking with Dr. Steven Swengel and getting in touch with Refined Dermatology is your first step in stopping acne for good.
Just about anything can activate acne, from stress to lack of sleep and bad skin care products. The good news? Pizza and chocolate don’t cause acne, though a consistently poor diet can contribute. We’re not hating on pizza and chocolate since both are perfectly fine in moderation—we’re just saying your skin wants to be nourished just like the rest of you.
The battle strategy against acne varies based on you and your skin. It might include laser skin rejuvenation and Dermalinfusion. You might get started with extractions for those maddening whiteheads and blackheads, followed with a little Microneedling to stimulate collagen growth. From chemical peels to customized services for men, there’s no one best way to fight acne.
Acne is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in its development. Regular, in-office exfoliation is one of the most commonly recommended approaches for the fight against acne. Using broadband light is a fantastic alternative to laser and light treatments. However, every approach to acne treatment should be coupled with a proper skin care regimen. This might include prescriptions such as topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide. These treatments leave over the counter acne treatments in the dust.
Remember what Einstein said. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. If your acne treatment isn’t working for you, why are you sticking with it? It’s time to do you a favor and ditch this failed treatment. There aren’t any rules against ghosting acne. Call Refined Dermatology at (408) 688-2082 for a unique treatment that can be used for a lifetime, and which will benefit your skin years after your acne is gone.