What is acne?
Acne is the term for pimples and complexion issues that both many teenagers, adults, and even young children. Pimples mainly develop on the face, but they can often be found on the neck, back, chest, and upper arms as well. Acne is only a skin problem, and typically has no impact on your general health.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when a pore in the skin becomes clogged by dead skin cells. Typically, dead skin cells rise to the surface of a pore and are removed by the body. When your body produces a lot of sebum (oil that prevents the skin from drying out), it can cause dead skin cells to cluster together. As a result, cells become trapped inside the pore instead of rising to the surface, and acne develops.
Pores can also become clogged by the bacteria in our skin, p. acnes. Bacteria thrives in pores; once inside, it will quickly multiply. With an abundance of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed, and your skin will appear red and swollen. If the inflammation is deep enough, acne cysts or nodules will appear.
Schedule treatments at Contours Medical Aesthetics
Acne can be an extremely frustrating issue. Over-the-counter products might temporarily improve the skin, but often, the results are not satisfying. In these cases, it is best to turn to skincare professionals. When you schedule a complimentary consultation at Contours Medical Aesthetics, we will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you.
Skin therapy treatments can improve the overall tone and texture of your skin. After your treatment, we will use SkinCeuticals products to enhance your results. To find out which treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation today.
Request a complimentary consultation in Millbury, MA
At Contours Medical Aesthetics in Millbury, Massachusetts, we provide complimentary consultations to new clients. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan. Call (774) 366-COOL (2665) or request your appointment online.