Skin care is a funny thing. The skin of our youth is the Holy Grail, full of tone and vibrancy, but how soon we forget that our youthful skin also came with acne.
For many, the consolation prize that comes along with aging skin is the absence of pimples and blackheads. Unfortunately, even this small source of solace is fast disappearing as more women than ever are plagued by adult acne — and yes, it does appear to be far more prevalent in women.
Here at Skin Deep Laser MD, our goal is to help our clients in the Fort Worth, Texas area recapture some of their youth with treatments and products that help erase and stall the effects of aging on their skin. We want our clients to look as young as they feel, minus some of the more telltale signs of youth, like acne. When adult acne strikes, we have the tools to fight back.
Overstaying its welcome
Not that acne was ever welcome, but adult acne is an invader that no one wants to see coming. Acne remains somewhat of a mystery, as medical researchers struggle to figure out why some people are more prone than others, but they have made links to genetics and environment, as well as the role that hormones play.
With adult acne, the factors remain much the same as they are with teenage acne. If your parents were prone to acne, odds are you are too. This may be because you inherited the same large pores one of your parents had, which are prone to clogging and blocking your oil glands.
Another reason you may have adult acne is hormones. With the widespread use of hormonal contraceptives, the side effects of fluctuating hormone levels are minimized. When women come off hormonal birth control, however, their bodies regulate themselves and their oil glands have the freedom to function cyclically again, which can result in acne.
Pregnant women are also far more prone to acne, as their reproductive hormone levels ebb and flow considerably during this time.
Rounding out the list of culprits are two very adult problems:
- Many women are putting more and more makeup and lotions on their skin, which can clog up pores if not removed regularly.
- Stress — the link between stress and acne breakouts is a hard one to ignore.
The right skin care
Here at Skin Deep Laser MD, we offer a full line of skin care products that we’ve spent years researching in order to bring you effective solutions for most every skin problem.
When it comes to adult acne, we offer Skin Deep Solutions, Elta MD®, and PCA skin®. These products contain the necessary acne-fighting ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, vitamin A, and niacinamide, but they’re also free of the pore-clogging filler ingredients that many acne products contain.
When you come in for a consultation, we sit down with you to review your concerns and create a regimen that best fits your skin type and your acne.
The laser difference
Another way to fight back against adult acne is through one of our innovative laser procedures. The use of lasers in aesthetic treatment isn’t necessarily new, but the cosmetic industry has benefitted from recent refinements in the technology that allow us to provide highly targeted and accurate treatments for most skin problems.
When it comes to acne, we can target and destroy the acne-causing bacteria in your skin without harming any surrounding tissue. Another great benefit of treating acne with laser energy is that we’re able to spur a collagen and elastin response — the two proteins responsible for structural support in your skin — which can fill in overly large pores.
In addition, lasers can remove the scarring and pigment that is often left behind, even years after the acne is cleared.
With smoother, more evenly toned skin and smaller pores, you won’t be as prone to dirt and debris buildup, which can clog your oil glands.
If you’d like to restore your youthful skin without the intrusion of adult acne, call Skin Deep Laser MD or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.