Acne is a very common skin condition that affects both teenagers and adults. Although it can vary in severity, we know acne can be painful, distressing, and embarrassing. More severe acne can even cause permanent scarring.
Acne can have many causes, but the hormonal changes of the teenage years and early adulthood are often involved. Although many people think of acne as a condition of teenagers, it is quite common in adults and can be very frustrating. About 1 in 5 adult women experience acne, some for many years.
Other causes of adult acne:
- Chemical or occupational exposures
Many of our patients have tried over-the-counter regimens but do not find that they are enough to control the acne. We aim to target treatments to your particular needs, concerns, and lifestyle.
We have many methods of treating acne including:
- Oral medications
- Topical medications
- Chemical peels
Since skin changes with time and age, we understand that treatments that work for younger acne sufferers may not work or be too harsh for adults. We strive to help adults with acne find gentle treatments that will control this challenging condition.