It bothers teenagers and adults, resists treatment, and can leave scars. Acne is a problem that can affect your self-esteem and damage your skin. Fortunately, your Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz team offers several powerful options for stopping breakouts and giving you long-term relief. If at-home creams and face washes have not worked for your acne, see our team to learn about our effective treatment methods.
What is Acne?
Acne comes in many forms. This common skin condition can cause everything from blackheads to large, painful cysts. Acne usually occurs when the sebaceous glands overproduce an oily substance called sebum. This sebum can combine with dead skin cells and bacteria to clog your pores. Bacteria may grow in these clogged pores, creating inflammation. Acne ranges from mild to severe. It can cause several types of scars and may also trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, an uneven skin tone resulting from inflammation in the skin.