Acne is a commonly experienced, but treatable skin condition that requires several weeks or months to be fully resolved. Inflamed ones require early treatment to prevent any scarring symptoms. After the spots have been removed, maintenance may be required to ensure the spots are kept away.
The primary group affected by acne is those between the ages of 12 and 25. Even then, some older and younger patients can be affected. While the area most prone to being infected is the face, it can also be observed on the back, neck, and chest area. The severity of the case can range from anywhere between mild and severe.
In medical terms, mild-to-moderate acne is the result of the pores becoming plugged due to thickening of the skin on top of them. Dead skin cells can also shed into the pores, which causes blackheads and whiteheads to appear. The development of inflammation causes redness in surrounding skin and enlarged spots. Inflamed spots will eventually heal, however, discoloration may be prolonged for several months.
Treatment options for acne range from topical to professional. Mild cases do not generally require treatment and may dissipate over time. An inflamed acne however, can cause scarring. Professional treatments may help reduce the appearance of scars.
For further information about professional treatment for acne, contact the team at Not Just Faces and schedule your appointment.