You might have mistakenly thought you were done with acne once you finished puberty, but acne breakouts can affect your skin at any age and impact your confidence. At New Age Aesthetics & Wellness in Parker, Colorado, aesthetic specialist D. Jonathan Bernardini, MD, and his team can reduce or clear your acne with medications and in-office treatments. To find out more about acne treatments, call the office to request an appointment or book your consultation online today.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, especially among teenagers. Even if you’ve aged beyond puberty, you can still experience embarrassing and long-lasting breakouts that affect your appearance for weeks or even months at a time.
When you think of an acne breakout, you might think of your face first. Acne is particularly common on the face, but it can also appear on your shoulders, chest, or back. Pimples form when the sebaceous glands in your skin at the bases of your hair follicles become clogged with oil and bacteria. Because of bacteria, acne can easily become inflamed and tender.
There is much speculation about what causes acne, including some misinformation. In truth, factors like hormone fluctuations (like puberty and menstruation), stress, humidity, and oil-based cosmetics can all contribute to new or worsening acne.
At New Age Aesthetics & Wellness, Dr. Bernardini evaluates your acne and asks questions about its onset and how often you experience breakouts. He designs a treatment plan to clear your skin over time based on your skin type and contributing factors to your acne. Your acne treatment plan might include:
Dr. Bernardini helps you weigh the risks and benefits of each available treatment and choose one or more. With medications, you can start to see results within four to eight weeks. It can take longer for your acne to clear completely, but Dr. Bernardini can give you an idea of what to expect.
Not all acne breakouts or individual pimples require clinical treatment like medications, laser therapy, or chemical peels. Many breakouts clear up on their own when you wash your face regularly and take good care of your skin.
You should consider booking a consultation for acne treatment at New Age Aesthetics & Wellness if:
Dr. Bernardini can evaluate your skin and offer recommendations for home care and treatments if they’re necessary. To avoid acne scars with or without treatment, you should try not to pick at or pop your pimples on your own.
To explore acne treatments for yourself or your teenager, call New Age Aesthetics & Wellness or book an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary