Acne can occur in people of any age or gender and can be an uncomfortable experience. Don't let acne keep you from enjoying your life when there are effective treatment options available. At Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Yelena Kipervas helps teens and adults find smoother, clearer skin. If you live in the Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, area and would like to learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the simple online scheduling tool.
Your hair follicles also serve as passageways that allow oil to reach your skin's outer layer and provide a path for dead skin cells to exit your body. When these follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil, acne results.
Acne is divided into two types: noninflammatory and inflammatory. Within these types, there are several subtypes.
Noninflammatory acne: This type of acne involves clogged pores without inflammation. Some cases can be cleared up using over-the-counter products containing salicylic acid.
Inflammatory acne: When bacteria creates an infection deep within your skin, inflammation occurs. These types of acne can be challenging to treat.
Four primary factors generally cause acne:
Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, oral contraceptives, and menopause can worsen acne, as can the use of certain medications. Researchers also believe that certain foods can aggravate acne. Even stress can have a direct impact on your skin.
The first step in finding an effective treatment for acne is diagnosing the specific type. Treatment options vary, and the best course of action depends on the condition of your skin and the cause of your acne.
Treatment options include:
At Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center, Dr. Kipervas uses the SharpLight laser to destroy bacteria, dry acne lesions, and promote your natural healing response. To learn more, schedule an appointment in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, today.