Why Do I Still Have Acne?

adult acne

Think acne is a teenage problem? You might be surprised to discover that your acne can hang around into adulthood, middle age, and beyond. It is even possible to develop acne for the first time as an adult, which can be frustrating and painful.

What Causes Adult Acne?

There are two different types of adult acne: late onset (acne that occurs for the first time as an adult) and persistent (acne that began in the teen years and continued into adulthood). The causes aren’t always clear, but these factors may contribute:

  • Hormones
  • Excess oil production
  • Smoking
  • Certain cosmetic products
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Accumulation of dead skin cells
  • Bacteria in the skin

Don’t Endure Acne—Treat it!

If you have acne, get help from us. Acne is highly treatable! In fact, proper treatment can help you to avoid acne scars and other problems. Common treatments include:

  • Topical creams
  • Antibiotics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Anti-testosterone medication
  • Isotretinoin (generic for Accutane)
  • Facials + Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Vitamins
  • Photodynamic therapy

After examining your skin and discussing your medical history, we can recommend some treatment options. We will explain the risks and benefits of each of these options. We are highly experienced with the treatment of acne and will work with you to improve the appearance and condition of your skin.

Adult acne? Call and schedule an appointment at Abadir Associates.

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