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What is Acne?

Acne is among the most common skin ailments in the U.S., impacting approximately 60 million people every year. While many cases are considered mild and may be controlled with medication and a steady at-home cleansing regimen, many patients have it so badly that scarring can occur. Acne generally is a combination of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, and little cysts, and additionally, red, itchy, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a mix of dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores, it is most often seen in teenagers but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most frequently appears on the face, chest, and back. To regain a healthy, luminous appearance, About Face & Body Medical Spa in Katy, TX can provide numerous therapy choices, ranging from custom at-home cleaning methods to medications and laser treatments.

What Are Symptoms of Acne?

Acne symptoms can vary in conjunction with the kind of acne you have and its severity. Blemishes are a standard, observable symptom of acne and can be present in many different forms, such as whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, nodules, and blackheads. Each type of blemish ranges from moderate to severe and will have to be handled accordingly. Various studies show that acne may also create emotional symptoms like low self-confidence and depression. Other symptoms related to acne are dark areas on the skin and permanent scars.

Acne FAQs

Does my acne occur because I don't wash my face often enough?

Not at all! Washing your face frequently does not clear up acne and can actually make it worse. The more you scrub your skin with soap or harsh cleansers, the dryer and more irritated your skin may become – leading to more acne breakouts. About Face & Body Medical Spa can recommend ways for you to clean your skin without over-drying it.

Should I avoid wearing makeup if I have acne?

Not necessarily. Patients should be thoughtful about using cosmetics that work best for their skin type. It's also helpful to follow tips like cleaning your makeup brush often and avoid piling on too much makeup. Using a small amount of moisturizer to problem areas before you apply foundation can help reduce irritation and keep pores clear.

What acne treatments do you recommend?

Different acne treatments work best for different people. Our clinic in Katy is proud to offer many different kinds of treatments targeted to your specific skin type, needs and concerns. These range from custom at-home care to acne medications and laser procedures. Our goal is always to provide the safest and most advanced procedures when it comes to acne.

Managing Acne

Our skin care professionals are highly trained in an advanced form of acne treatment, which is designed to cleanse, purify, and replenish your skin. This process allows us to decrease the size of your pores, manage your sebum production, and eliminate any blackheads, oil, debris, and acne-causing bacteria. Laser acne treatments help improve your skin, enabling you to attain a gorgeous appearance. We can also perform facials and chemical peels meant to provide your skin with the nutrients necessary to quickly and effectively put an end to the acne outbreak. Another option for many patients is microdermabrasion, which gently removes the outer layers of the skin. Additionally, we may prescribe medical-grade skin care products for some patients in order to ensure their skin stays healthy through a proper at-home routine. Lastly, Forever Clear BBL™ is another modern treatment that can be used to combat acne in an entirely noninvasive manner. Contact About Face & Body Medical Spa in Katy, TX today to schedule your appointment.

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