04 Aug Adult Acne is Popping Up Everywhere
If you’ve survived your teen years, you’ve probably already realized that you don’t magically have flawless skin when you reach your 20s—or even 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. Refined Dermatology regularly works with adult acne sufferers to help you clear your skin, regain your confidence and finally put the agony of acne to rest. While adult acne has always existed, the American Academy of Dermatology has discovered that it’s actually on the rise.
Today, half of the women in their 20s have or have had acne, and 25 percent of women in their 40s report the same. Why is this? Multiple factors can cause acne, including stress and pollution. As adults living in this era, we have much more of both compared to generations past. Women, in particular, are shouldering a lot more stress than what used to be the case, and usually wear more products on their face than men, making them have higher rates of adult acne.
It’s unfortunate that acne is often seen as a teen issue that “builds character.” Some forms of acne are severe, painful, and can cause permanent scarring. All types of acne can be embarrassing, frustrating, and even lead to social isolation. Acne is a genuine medical condition that can cause anxiety and depression while eating away at a person’s self-esteem. Since acne is so common, it’s often not taken as seriously as other types of skin conditions. Plus, there are still a lot of myths surrounding acne, such as the idea that chocolate causes it (not true).
The good news is that all types of acne, as well as acne scarring, are treatable. However, if you’ve been struggling with adult acne with no success, you probably need more help than any over the counter medication can provide. A dermatologist can provide medical-grade treatments and products, such as laser skin resurfacing, topical and oral medications, and chemical peels.
Contact Refined Dermatology for adult acne today!
The exact approach for you will depend on your skin, type of acne, and severity. However, it’s never too late to start treating acne with the right plan of attack. Call Refined Dermatology at (408) 688-2082 and schedule your adult acne consultation today.