What You Need to Know
Billions of small pores in the surface of the skin, connect to underlying oil glands through a canal known as a follicle. Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become clogged with dirt, sebum or dead skin cells.
This collection of bacteria induces an inflammatory effect causing swelling and irritation, characterized by a variety of uninvited and sometimes painful visitors that present with a variety of characteristics.
These breakouts can include blackheads (open clogged pores), whiteheads (closed clogged pores), pimples (pustules), solid painful lumps located beneath the skin’s surface (nodules), clusters of small red or pink bumps (papules) or the dreaded painful pus filled lumps known as cystic lesions.
These unsightly spots can appear anywhere on the body, but are most predominantly present on the face, neck, back and chest. Several factors can contribute to the varying degrees of acne breakouts including, but not limited to changes in hormone levels, genetics and lifestyle factors.
Acne can be a temporary issue caused by factors such as too much sugar in the diet, the use of certain beauty/ hygiene products that are comedogenic or a possible side effect of certain medications. Acne can also be persistent and if left untreated can sometimes lead to emotional distress, self esteem issues and permanent scarring.
Many over the counter and natural remedies are available for treating mild to moderate acne. For people who have not found relief with such treatments or have a persistent case of acne or acne scarring, Aurora Medical Spa offers several options such as 1540 Fractional Resurfacing, Microneedling and Chemical Peels.
These innovative treatments are designed to help improve skin’s texture, appearance and elasticity. Learn more about how you can take back your skin today.