It’s well-established that acne is the most common skin condition that affects both teens and adults in the United States; roughly 40 million to 50 million Americans have it. Because acne leads to serious skin inflammation and even scarring, Shumaila Alam, MD, and Matthew McGuire, MD, provide clinical-grade treatment solutions at Image Revolution Health and Wellness in Randolph, New Jersey. If you have a history of acne or are currently experiencing an acne breakout, request an exam through the website or call the office to schedule a visit today!
Why do I have acne?
Acne blemishes such as cysts, pimples, nodules, and other imperfections develop when your pores clog. Skin cells shed on an ongoing basis, but in some cases, dead skin cells build up inside pores.
Oftentimes, this issue occurs when your skin produces too much oil (known as sebum). This moisturizing substance prevents dryness and irritation. However, excessive oil traps dead skin cells inside pores, which is why you have acne breakouts.
Anyone of any age can battle with acne breakouts. Your risk is higher due to:
- Family history of acne
- Frequent skin pressure, as with wearing a helmet
- Hormonal fluctuations that occur during your menstrual cycle
In any case, if you have acne, you’re not alone. Image Revolution Health and Wellness has just the right solutions to help you get your skin health back on track.
When should I see a doctor for acne?
Acne, even if it’s minor, is never something you should ignore. It’s important to find out why you have acne so your doctor can help you find the proper treatment to prevent skin damage. Image Revolution Health and Wellness providers encourage you to come into the clinic for an acne evaluation if:
- You’re an adult and are experiencing a sudden acne breakout
- Your breakouts leave you feeling self-conscious
- You develop painful cysts or nodules
You should also visit Image Revolution Health and Wellness if you have acne scars or are at risk of developing acne scars (common with cysts and nodules).
Is there an effective treatment for acne?
Yes! Image Revolution Health and Wellness provides a host of modern acne solutions to treat your current breakout while helping your skin heal. Your doctor may recommend any of the following acne treatment options:
- Prescription-strength topical medications
- VI Peel® or SkinMedica® chemical peels
- Microdermabrasion or dermaplaning
- Personalized laser facial
If you have deep acne scars, your doctor can use Juvéderm® or another type of dermal filler to minimize the appearance of your scar and to smooth out your skin, too.
If you struggle with acne and haven’t found the right treatment solution, contact Image Revolution Health and Wellness for an evaluation. You can request an appointment online or by phone today.
Before and After
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