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Acne

woman's lower face with acne

Acne can have a significant impact on both your appearance and your self image. Both active acne and acne scars are reminders of breakouts and frustrating skin concerns. Acne can impact individuals at any age, and is especially annoying for adults who find it developing as they age.

If you’d like to address blackheads, whiteheads or pimples anywhere on your face, chest, back or elsewhere on the body, there are a variety of treatment options that can help. Schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about which one our expert team recommends for you.

What are the causes of acne?

Acne is complex, and can stem from a variety of sources. Some of the most common acne causes include:

  • Excessive oil production by the skin
  • Hair follicles becoming clogged by dead skin cells or oil
  • Excessive hormone activity
  • Bacteria
  • Stress
  • Related conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome or Cushing’s syndrome

Acne most often takes hold on the face, chest, upper back and shoulders because the skin in those areas has the most oil glands. These sebaceous glands are also connected to hair follicles. When the hair follicles become blocked with bacteria, they can become inflamed or infected – leading to whiteheads or pimples. Exposed, congested follicles can form blackheads.

Some risk factors for acne include age (most common in teens), hormonal fluctuations, genetics, regular skin exposure to greasy or oily substances (certain cosmetics, creams or a kitchen work area), pressure on the skin, and stress.

Types of acne

  • Blackheads – Exposed, congested follicles
  • Whiteheads – Small, clogged follicles
  • Papules – Small pink bumps caused by inflamed follicles
  • Pustules – Red bumps containing pus caused by infected follicles
  • Nodules and cysts – Large, painful, pus-filled pimples

Am I a candidate for acne treatment?

Schedule a consultation to learn more about whether our treatment options are appropriate for your skin. If your acne is more serious, we may refer you to a dermatologist. If you have mild to moderate acne or lingering acne scars, one of the treatment options below may be ideal.

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Before and after HydraFacial treatment

Acne Treatments Near You

If you’re interested in learning more, request a consultation at one of our three convenient offices across Northwest Indiana. We offer acne treatments in Munster and acne treatments in Crown Point as well as Valparaiso. Request your appointment today to take the first step!

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