You’re an adult and you wonder how you can possibly be getting breakouts? Acne can occur in your teens or wait until your 30’s or 40’s to appear.

What Causes Acne

Acne is a skin condition that usually occurs on the face, chest or back. It is caused by a combination of factors: overactive sebaceous glands increase oil production and then pores become plugged by the oil and finally, bacteria become trapped. Hormones and heredity and stress are the main factors.

The Effects of Acne

Pimples, pustules blackheads and whiteheads appear and your skin may become inflamed or irritated. If left untreated there may be acne scaring.

Although the sun doesn’t cause acne, it does aggravate the condition. The sun dries out your skin resulting in a clearer complexion for a short period of time.

However the drying effects of the sun stimulate your sebaceous glands and increase oil production. Acne returns and is usually more severe.

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Acne Treatments

It is very important to seek the help and advice of a physician as soon as acne appears.
Many effective acne treatment options are available.

Acne Surgery

Liquid nitrogen spray or cortisone injections is sufficient acne treatment for many patients.

Acne Medication

Topical retinols, Benzoyl Peroxide and antibiotics. Some individuals require the use of oral antibiotics or accutane to effectively eliminate acne.

Pore Clearing Acne Treatment
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Actinage Peel
New Actinage Peel is extremely effective in clearing the pores and providing fresh new skin.

Deep cleans the pores, improves acne scarring and leaves the skin feeling and looking smooth.

Laser treatments
If acne scarring has appeared, laser resurfacing and collagen injections can help smooth and refine the texture of your skin.