Acne – A Four Letter Word!
Most people tend to think acne is a puberty problem that simply goes away once they’re past that stage of their life. But the fact of the matter is that acne can affect your skin and your self-confidence past the teenage years and into adulthood.
Here at Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our nurses understand how adult acne can disrupt your skin and life at the most inconvenient times. We have solutions to this common condition. We have summarized a few tips below but are here to consult with you for free, all you need to do is give us a call – 505-888-1185.
Oil Production & Hormones
Adult acne is common and the cause is the same as it is for teenagers: excess oil and bacteria on the surface of your skin. Hormones play a big role with this – they are to blame during puberty as well as during adulthood. More than half of women over 25 years old battle breakouts we can attribute the following to being great enablers.
- Monthly periods
- Perimenopause and menopause
- The use of hormonal birth control methods
Stress doesn’t cause acne outright, but research shows that stress triggers hormonal changes that may worsen acne in people already prone to pimples. While you may end up needing to take several approaches to clear your skin, reducing your stress level may end up being an important one for you to consider.
There is no such thing as an “acne gene,” but there are other elements of your hereditary DNA that could be putting you at risk for pimples. For example, your skin can have a predisposition to the development of cysts, a genetic disruption in your immune system or an excess androgen.
Commit To a Skin Regimen for 6-8 Weeks
Acne takes time to clear – be patient. You want to invest in proven medical products and try them consistently 6 to 8 weeks. It takes that long to see some improvement. If you don’t see any improvement by then, you can try another product. Complete clearing generally takes 3 to 4 months. Flawless Med Spa has seen amazing results with the Jan Marini Skin Care System.
So, while you’re making long-term changes to minimize acne breakouts, Flawless Med Spa can help you find the right skin care products to manage oily skin and minimize clogged pores.
We also offer PicoSure laser treatmentsto help with scaring and pigment changes as well as chemical peels.
Take The Next Step
Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call Flawless Med Spa at (505) 888-1185 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are pleased to serve patients throughout the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas.