Acne is the term for pimples and complexion issues that trouble many teenagers, adults, and even young children. Pimples mainly develop on the face, but they can also be found on the neck, chest, back, and upper arms. Although acne is extremely frustrating, it is only a skin problem and typically has no affect on your general health.
The causes of acne
Acne occurs when a pore in the skin becomes clogged by dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells will rise to the surface of a pore, where they are shed by the body. When your body produces a lot of sebum (oil that prevents our skin from drying out), it can cause dead skin cells to stick together. When this occurs, the combined cells get trapped inside of the pore instead of rising to the surface. In the end, acne develops.
Pores can also become clogged by the bacteria that lives on our skin, p. acnes. Bacteria thrives in pores; once inside it will quickly spread. With an abundance of bacteria inside of a pore, it becomes inflamed and your skin will appear red and swollen. If the inflammation is deep enough, acne cysts or nodules will form.
Treatments at RejuvaLife
If you suffer from whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or other blemishes, schedule your treatments at RejuvaLife in Newburyport, Massachusetts. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will examine your skin and determine the grade of your acne (grade 1 is mild and grade 4 is severe). After we note what type or types of acne appear on your skin, we will create a custom treatment plan just for you. Our treatment options include:
If your acne is more severe, we can provide you with a medical grade prescription to help clear up your skin.
Request an appointment in Newburyport, MA
To schedule your appointment at RejuvaLife, request a consultation online or give us a call at (978) 225-0378. We provide treatments and consultations in a medical setting, and they are administered by one of our licensed medical providers. Our goal is to tend to your cosmetic needs in a personal, attentive way. Contact us today!