Acne is a common and complex condition, which can affect younger and older people. There is no cure for acne, but there are many ways to control it and get great looking skin. Besides a healthy diet, exercise, a proper at home skincare routine, there are many procedures that can improve acne and reduce the appearance of scars. At Inner Glow AesheticsMD, we have a variety of tools to help get your skin clear and keep it clear for years to come.
What Causes ACNE?
The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of a hormone called testosterone, which is present in both men and women. This causes the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. These two effects result in a build-up of oil producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil is visible) and whiteheads.
The acne bacterium (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but, in those prone to acne, the build up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.
What Acne treatments do we offer?