Over 60 million people in North America suffer from some form of acne. This skin condition most commonly occurs during adolescence although many adults suffer from bouts of acne as well. At any point in your life, acne can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with – especially with an important event on the horizon such as graduation, a big date or your wedding.
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by poor hygiene or stress. The factors leading to acne are actually unknown. What we do know: sometimes pores get sticky, trapping sebum (oil) in what is called the sebaceous gland. This oil allows bacteria to grow and can cause acne, known as acne vulgaris or acne rosacea, in mild non-inflammatory forms to more severe inflammatory cases.
Fortunately, there are several acne therapy treatments that will combat the suspected causes of acne such as our Hydrafacial, Deep Cleansing Facial, Dermaceutic Mask Peel as well as a variety of physician-grade skin care products.
Many of these treatments can be used in combination with topical and/or oral medications. Prior to treatments such as these, the only acne treatment to show such good results was the oral medication, Accutane. However, Accutane has several limitations such as systemic side effects and many people feel uncomfortable with the idea of taking it. Now, with so many non-prescripton options, you may achieve good results in acne treatment without the adverse health effects.
If you are suffering from acne in the Guelph, Kitchener or Waterloo areas, contact us about our acne therapy program today.