Maybe you’re a young person searching for answers and a way to clearer skin. Or maybe you’re an adult who’s disappointed to learn that your pimple days weren’t left in high school.
Either way, we want to help.
Here, Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa uncover the cause of your acne and talk about the ways we can help.
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells plug your hair follicles. The result is frustrating bumps and pimples that can look like:
These typically pop up on your face, chest, forehead, upper back, and shoulders, because those areas of your skin have the most oil glands.
The causes and severity of acne vary from person to person. For example, certain life and health factors, including hormonal changes, medications, diet, and stress, can all trigger a breakout.
Other things that contribute to acne include family history, skin contact with greasy or oily substances, and friction or pressure on the skin, such as from a cellphone or tight collar.
Over the years, certain myths about acne have lingered. For example, many people believe that using cosmetics is the worst thing you can do for acne-prone skin, but they don’t affect your skin as much as you may think.
Cosmetics in and of themselves don’t cause acne, especially if you use oil-free products and remove makeup regularly. A good rule of thumb is to check the label before you buy a product. Make sure it’s acne- and skin-friendly, and always clean your face when you’re done wearing makeup for the day.
Acne isn’t a serious medical condition, but it does come with some potential complications. Scars and skin changes, as well as impact on your emotional health, are all possible if you don’t take steps to address your acne.
Fortunately, we offer a wide range of treatments that attack acne from all angles. Here are some of our most popular.
Laser treatments for acne deliver powerful pulses of light into the deepest layers of your skin. The light energy works on two levels, depending on your needs.
For instance, we can use it to target and eliminate acne-causing bacteria and reduce blood vessel dilation, or we can set the device to promote collagen production and smooth out acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique in which we use a chemical peel solution and a dermabrader equipped with microcrystals to slough off the outermost layers of your skin. This process exfoliates and clears your skin and is a great option if you struggle with acne, acne scars, enlarged pores, and oily skin.
Our uniquely formulated chemical peels are powerful enough to improve mild-to-moderate acne cases but gentle enough not to further irritate your skin. Ask Dr. Averilla if a chemical peel is right for your unique situation.
Though you may know it as an anti-aging treatment, Radiesse is a versatile dermal filler that’s also effective for filling in troublesome acne scars. So, if your acne has left divots and ice pick scars on your skin, we can dramatically reduce the look by adding volume underneath them.
There’s no substitute for our advanced acne treatments, but you still play an important role in managing and effectively clearing your acne. The best thing you can do to maximize your treatment is to embrace these healthy habits:
You should also schedule regular appointments with Dr. Averilla to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your routines and treatments.
Don’t fight against acne alone — let us join your team. Call or click today to schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office.