Are you unsure as to why your COVID-19 face mask is causing acne? Looking for ways to keep your skin healthy and vibrant?
Statistics show that about 85% of teenagers and 20% of adults get acne.
New Life Aesthetics and our specialist Meredith Harris is here to help you understand why you may be having a breakout and what treatment options are available to you.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when blocked hair follicles result in pimples. Several forms of acne can develop.
Acne that presents above the skin includes:
Acne that forms under the skin include:
Hair follicles contain glands that make oil called sebum. The blockage that traps sebum in follicles can form from dead skin cells and hair. The resulting bacteria leads to swelling, causing acne.
Excess sebum from androgen (male hormone) overproduction is believed to be the main cause.
Acne tends to occur in those going through puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy. It can also be triggered by friction on the skin or dried skin, which can occur from wearing face masks.
Several factors can act as acne triggers. They include:
The following treatments may be able to help you manage acne. Our acne specialist, Meredith Harris, will explain each of the available treatment protocols in further detail and help you pick the ideal one for you.
Meredith uses a variety of medical grade skin care products to address acne. The formulations are selected to meet your individual needs.
The foods that you eat may directly affect your complexion. It’s recommended that you remove certain foods from your diet to reduce the risk of an outbreak.
The Aerolase NeoClear treatment is a laser protocol used to address moderate to severe acne and other skin issues. The protocol is used to lower sebum levels and destroy bacteria in sebaceous glands. It simultaneously treats inflammation, thereby reducing scars. The LightPod Neo™ possesses features designed for safety and efficiency.
Meredith utilizes Chemical Peels to help keep your skin healthy. Formulated by PCA SKIN®, customizable Chemical Peels are used on all skin types, and for all types of acne, reducing p-acnes bacteria, pore congestion, and inflammation.
Created by Sciton, Forever Clear (BBL)™ is a cutting-edge non-invasive acne treatment. Forever Clear BBL™ delivers light into the skin: visible yellow BBL light to treat acne, and infra-red light to encourage healing. Other effects of the therapy may include clearer or younger-looking skin.
Meredith Harris has numerous customizable options to tackle acne. Whether you’re looking for a skin care product or an energy-based solution, there’s an acne specialist in Raleigh, NC, that’s ready to help. Call (919) 521-8282 or contact her online to make an appointment today.