If so, controlling it before it causes scarring makes sense. We use braces to correct or prevent crooked teeth, so doesn’t it make just as much sense to do what we can for acne? The confidence that comes with having clear, smooth, blemish-free skin is at least as important as a nice smile. The value is comparable but the cost is far less.
The skin condition known as Acne Vulgaris is classified as Grades 1 through 4. Many factors come together to cause excessive production of oil from the sebaceous glands. Blockage of the oil glands at the base of hair follicles and the presence of the Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria are the main causes of acne.
Many factors can contribute, including the presence of dead skin cells that can clog pores, inflammation, hormonal fluctuations, food intolerances, environmental factors, and more. Use of the wrong skincare, and other factors, including stress, may also contribute.
Contact with unsanitary materials such as helmets, shoulder pads, dirty makeup applicators, and pillowcases, can cause acne which is different than that caused by hormones or hereditary issues. So can wearing a face mask! Thus, a new term has been coined...Maskne! When sweat, oil and bacteria are trapped on your skin while wearing a mask, it creates the perfect breeding ground for blemishes to rear their ugly heads!
Depending on the degree of acne you have, getting rid of it may be as simple as eliminating the factors that are contributing to its development. Skinpossible offers laser treatments, chemical peels, HydraFacials and skin care in combinations that can be employed to treat various grades of acne and acne scars.
If you would like to learn what can be done for your acne or acne scars, call and schedule a time to come and learn about the options. Clear, smooth, blemish-free skin will give you a reason to smile! You won’t be wearing that mask forever, you know! A referral from your doctor is not required.