Acne develops when bacteria inside the sebaceous glands becomes infected. The sebaceous glands are responsible for keeping the hair and skin moisturized with sebum, but that sebum may be over-produced and clog the glands, leading to acne.
Many people mistakenly think that acne is a problem that only strikes during adolescence. In fact, acne happens in people of all ages and often occurs in adults today. Many people struggle with acne in their 30s, 40s, and older. Although acne can be both challenging and frustrating, Dermatology of Boca offers highly effective solutions for acne.
Laser treatments like the Excel V and Laser Genesis can be highly effective for acne because they target the bacteria that causes acne, destroying it on contact. Laser treatment can also shrink the sebaceous glands. This ultimately means less oil production, less clogged pores, and less acne long term. The laser is able to selectively reach the deeper tissues while leaving the tissues around them untouched. Laser treatment can dramatically improve even major acne scars in many patients.
LED Photodynamic treatment destroys bacteria with a narrow band blue or red light. The blue light selectively targets the acne-causing bacteria but leaves the healthy skin undisturbed. The red light focuses on reducing sebum production so that pores will be less likely to clog and cause acne in the future.
There are a number of medications that can help with acne, including antibiotics and acne-specific medications like Retin-A. There are also topical creams, gels, and lotions that can help reduce or even eliminate acne. The exact approach to acne depends on the specific patient and their situation. Dermatology of Boca will customize an acne solution that truly works.
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