Acne vulgaris is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition in adolescents and young adults but may appear later in life. Acne vulgaris is a condition of the pilosebaceous unit including the sebaceous (oil) gland and the hair follicle.
Cause of Acne
The cause of acne vulgaris is multifactorial. Genetic factors play a significant role but other factors such as hormonal changes, the bacteria P. acnes, stress, and certain dietary habits or medications can contribute to development of acne. At ReJUVA Dermatology & Vein Center, we investigate all causes of your acne in order to better manage and treat this condition in the most natural way.
Acne Symptoms and Signs
Acne typically appears on the face but can also be seen on the chest, and back, which are the areas containing large amounts of pilosebaceous units. Acne appears with open or closed comedones (blackheads or whiteheads) as well as papules, nodules or cysts that may be painful and lead to scarring. The severity of acne depends on the type of acne, amount of lesions, location and presence of scarring.
At times, acne may look similar to other diseases such as hidradenitis suppurativa, rosacea, folliculitis, periorificial dermatitis or keratosis pilaris. It is important to get a proper diagnosis to begin the appropriate treatment for these conditions.
Treatments for Acne
Acne may be associated with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem as it is commonly located in highly visible areas such as the face. At ReJUVA Dermatology & Vein Center, we recognize this and strive to make an individualized treatment plan for each of our patients to best treat their condition and the effects it has not only on their skin but also their overall well-being.
At our state-of-the-art facility, we use the latest technologies to treat acne and acne scars. Your treatment may include a combination of topical creams, oral medications, or laser treatments. Acne scars are bothersome to most patients and can negatively affect self-esteem and self-image.
Our cosmetic experts, Dr. Mazloom and Dr. Rasouli have extensive experience with acne scars treatments using different modalities such as subcision, lasers, RF-microneedling, and special fillers for permanent acne scars removals.
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