It’s one of the unfair truths of life that pimples don’t necessarily disappear as you age out of high school. Yes, acne often plagues teens, but you may find yourself continuing to deal with adult acne as you enter your 30s.
So, how do you get your adult acne under control? Dr. Bruce Sanderson and his team of skin care experts at Lasercare Skin Clinic of Little Rock, Arkansas, have the expertise you need to manage mature-skin breakouts.
The facts about adult acne
Several factors can cause adult acne. Some may be familiar from your teenage years, but as you get older, you may notice changes in your skin that impact your acne, as well.
Hormonal changes are often a culprit for pimples. When you’re a teenager, hormonal shifts make acne a common hazard. In female adults, hormonal changes related to the monthly menstrual cycle may still play a role in acne breakouts.
The other factors to watch out for when it comes to acne are clogged pores and harmful bacteria on the surface of your skin. A clogged pore can allow bacteria to multiply, leading to the redness and swelling associated with pimples, from whiteheads and blackheads to pustules and nodules.
Dealing with oily, dry, or combination skin
As you get older, the oiliness of your skin may change, so your skin care routine might also need to change.
If your skin makes a lot of oil, you need cleansing treatments and products to clear away excess oil before it leads to clogged pores. But, removing too much of your skin’s natural oils can cause oil production to accelerate, making the problem worse than ever.
Older people may notice issues with dry skin. Finding the balance between oily, pimple-prone skin and dry skin that shows wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging is a tricky problem that Dr. Sanderson can help you with.
Combination skin means you deal with oiliness and dryness simultaneously, but we have skin care solutions for you, no matter your skin type.
Revolutionary acne treatments to know about
Here’s a secret about adult acne: The world of skin care and anti-acne therapies continually advances. Revolutionary treatment options for acne available today weren’t around when you were going through the worst of adolescent acne.
At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Sanderson provides the latest anti-acne treatment options.
Laser therapy for acne
This treatment works by reaching into the deep layers of your skin to destroy harmful bacteria, reduce oil production, and even address scars from past blemishes. Laser treatment works well for teen and adult acne and doesn’t involve extensive downtime.
Oxygen with light therapy treatment
This type of skin treatment combines oxygenation with LED light therapy. Blue LED light effectively destroys the harmful bacteria on the surface of your skin that contribute to acne outbreaks.
You can overcome your adult acne with these treatments and Dr. Sanderson’s professional advice and support.
To learn more about how you can soothe and treat your acne-prone skin, contact Dr. Sanderson at Lasercare Skin Clinic. Schedule an appointment online, or call now to book.