You Really Can Leave Acne Back in High School

Leave Your Acne Back in High School | RefinedMD, Los Gatos + San Jose

You Really Can Leave Acne Back in High School

What’s the biggest lie you were ever told? Maybe it was the idea that you’ll “get over” acne once you get out of high school—but at RefinedMD we can make that illusion a reality! Acne is a medical issue, and it can be a serious one. Unfortunately, it’s also so common that many people think of it as a rite of passage, a teenage nuisance, or ultimately just part of life. Even though acne is especially common in teenagers, that’s just because hormone fluctuations can exacerbate acne. If you’ve long since attended (or skipped) your prom, you’ve probably realized that for many people acne is a lifelong struggle. It doesn’t have to be.

Hormones are one of the major factors that can trigger or worsen acne, but there is also genetics to consider as well as environmental factors and even certain medications. The good news is that there are also things you can do to stop acne for good. Whether you need to put an end to active acne or you want to vanquish the lingering signs of past breakouts, like hyperpigmentation and scarring or “pitting,” we have the solutions for you.

Stopping Active Acne

There’s only so much over-the-counter acne medications can do, and these products are typically best for common whiteheads or blackheads. If you have more serious acne (or if you simply want the best results!), you need to work with the experts. This might mean prescription topical or oral medications, or perhaps laser and energy-based therapies are the best matches for you. RefinedMD is home to one of the largest suites of lasers and light therapies in the area so you can enjoy a customized treatment plan to put an end to your acne.

Treating active acne is just part of the battle. You also need to prevent future outbreaks and possibly address seemingly permanent scars or brown spots. Preventing future outbreaks is often the same as stopping active acne and might include medications, laser therapy, and/or light therapy. However, if your biggest concern is vanquishing those old signs of acne, we also have just the treatment for you.

Achieving Beautiful Skin

Some treatments will require you not to have active acne, such as when opting for chemical peels. These peels are customized and available in various depths. The right depth for you will depend on the kind of hyperpigmentation and/or scarring you have, with a medium-depth peel being ideal for many acne patients. Chemical peels do just what their name implies: they “peel away” the top layer(s) of skin. This reveals more beautiful skin below the surface while simultaneously encouraging collagen production. Many brown spots and scars are fairly superficial, so a chemical peel will remove them from your skin for good.

Microneedling is another fantastic solution for signs of acne that keep sticking around. However, you cannot have active acne if opting for microneedling because it works by creating thousands of micro-channels in the skin. Only trust a professional for your microneedling needs, as only experts have access to medical-grade devices featuring needles of just the right thickness and depth. At-home microneedling is ineffective at best and can cause permanent damage at worst.

Taking Acne Seriously

Acne no longer has to be part of your life. There are a lot of myths persisting around this skin condition that still need to be debunked, and working with the pros at RefinedMD will get you on the right path for treatment and skin you’ll love. It’s important to treat acne seriously because it’s often a serious condition—especially if you have cystic acne or chronic acne. 

You may notice that acne breakouts worsen during menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and times of high stress. This is because acne is a complicated condition and there are a lot of factors that correspond with it. However, you can gain control over your acne and your skin with the right products and treatments. Count on RefinedMD to create an individualized treatment plan for you as well as offer monthly specials on medical-grade skin care products including acne topicals. Call the office today at (408) 688-2082 or complete the online form to learn more.