How we Treat & Approach Acne
The first steps when addressing and developing an acne treatment plan is to first identify the root cause and your skin type. These two things will set the foundation for how we decide to approach treatment.
Common Causes of Acne:
- Acne may also be caused by an aggravating factor such as dairy, gluten or refined sugar in your diet, sensitivity to certain shampoos or hair care products, using old or expired makeup, and pregnancy
- Acne may also be from your lifestyle, such as working in a greasy kitchen or the night shift, not washing your face, stress or a change in climate due to vacation or a move may all be to blame
- If your acne is from genetic predisposition, meaning that the acne gene was passed on from mom or dad, this disease may continually present itself for years to come. If this is the cause of your acne, please talk with a dermatologist about Accutane as it is the only “cure” for genetic acne.
Discerning your skin type is the easy part. The amount of surface area covered with large pores will tell us if you are a dry, combination or oily skin type. Dry skin presenting acne is treated much more gently than an oily skin type.