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Your Complete Guide to Adult Acne

Adulthood comes with a lot of perks, driving, solo travel and drinking are just a few of the best ones. However, just like bills and responsibilities being an adult can also have some not so great elements. Adult acne is one those things. As if stressing about bills, work and social life wasn’t enough millions of adults also deal with the complexion destroying effects of adult onset acne.

Acne over the age of 20 is a little more complex then the adolescent kind.  Adult onset acne can be brought on by a number of factors, including:

  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Peri-Menopause
  • Menopause
  • Menstruation
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Illness
  • Medication
  • Skin Care & Hair Care Products
  • Family History

Due to the different factors that can spark an adult acne outbreak, treating and preventing these skin inflammations can be tricky.  However, there are facial treatments that can help improve the severity and frequency of acne outbreaks. Small lifestyle changes can also reduce the amount of pimples and deep-seeded cystic acne that can appear on your skin and ruin your day.

Prevention

While hormonal, menopausal, familial and medical induced acne can be almost impossible to combat, reducing the other triggers that can cause acne to flare up can help you better manage your skin.

Reducing stress levels, minimizing the amount of dairy you consume and adjusting sleep patterns can all drastically decrease the intensity of breakouts.  Changing your skin and hair care products can also lessen the frequency of blemishes.  When choosing your new products it is important to look for ingredients that aren’t going to irritate your skin. Look for words, like:

  • Non-comedogenic 
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Oil-free
  • Won’t clog pores

These products will offer a gentle clean that wont dry out, inflame or aggravate the skin.

Regularly laundering bedding, especially pillowcases can also cut down on the amount of time you spend in the mirror cursing a pimple.

Treatments

For persistent acne that wont be soothed through diet, sleep and new products there are medications that can prescribed, unfortunately because it is a one-size-fits-all type of approach some people can experience over drying and other skin conditions that can just irritate the skin further.

For those that haven’t experienced any luck with medications, deep cleansing facial treatments offer much needed relief, while also working to prevent future breakouts.

TheraClear is a non-invasive, non-chemical dual treatment that cleanses and purifies the surface and deepest layers of the skin, leaving you with a fresher, brighter and cleaner complexion.

TheraClear uses two types of treatment, the first a vacuum, sucks out the oil, dirt and dead skin that clogs, blocks and irritates the top layer of skin. When the area has been cleansed of the oily debris and dirt, a measured dose of concentrated therapeutic light is applied to kill bacteria, calm inflammation and soothe the skin.

TheraClear is ideal for people who:

  • Suffer from Acne outbreaks
  • Have Cystic, Sebaceous, or Propionibacterium Acne
  • Have excessively oily skin or enlarged pores
  • Prefer a non-invasive treatment option
  • Have sensitive skin that is easily irritated
  • Want to avoid the side effects of prescription medication
  • Currently suffer from acne that is NOT responding to antibiotic
  • Have had acne laser treatments that were ineffective or too painful

There are also a number of medical grade, chemical, enzyme and organic acne clearing skin peels that can help you manage your acne, while also enhancing the tone, texture and feel of your skin.

Scar Minimization

After you get your skin under control the appearance of pockmarks and scars can leave you feeling less than beautiful.  Getting rid of them can often be harder than treating the acne that caused them.  Fractional Skin Resurfacing can improve the look of scarring by using a laser to target the deepest layers of skin. The light from the laser penetrates the skin deeply and promotes the generation of new, fresh collagen an essential component in plump, smooth skin.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing is ideal for treating acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Fraxel is another skin resurfacing procedure that uses two types of laser light to minimize the appearance of acne scars while also reducing the size of pores.  Another collagen enhancing treatment, Fraxel can greatly improve the tone, texture and overall health of the skin.

At New You in addition to TheraClear, acne specific skin peels, Fractional Skin Resurfacing and Fraxel. We also offer an entire line of acne skin care products designed by the world’s leader in skin care.  We can offer you a tailored approach to acne control and work with you to combat breakouts and scarring.  Book a complimentary skin health consultation today and enjoy a fresh, acne-free complexion in no time.