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Acne Treatment

Mar 27, 2019

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Acne Treatment

Acne treatments and facials at Vitalize MD will clear up your skin fast! We are highly equipped. Our experienced, knowledgeable and conscientious acne expert / specialist will diminish your acne in as of period of time.

We treat and successfully minimize:

  • Acne
  • Adult Acne
  • Teenage Acne
  • Hormonal Acne
  • Acne Scars / scarring
  • Pimples
  • Breakout
  • Redness by Acne
  • Inflammation by Acne.......etc. 

 General information about acne treatment is discussed below. It describes acne and how acne develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne. Information is also provided on caring for the skin.

What Is Acne?

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin imperfections. Although acne is usually a cosmetic rather than medical concerns, severe acne can lead to disfiguring, permanent scarring, which can be upsetting to people who are affected by it.

How Does Acne Develop?

Experts including Dr. Nawab in Westborough describes acne as an imperfection of the pilosebaceous units (PSUs). Found over most of the body, PSUs consist of a sebaceous gland connected to a canal, called a follicle, that contains a fine hair. These units are most numerous on the face, upper back, and chest. The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum that normally empties onto the skin surface through the opening of the follicle, commonly called a pore. Cells called keratinocytes line the follicle.

What Causes Acne?

At Vitalize MD Dr Nawab believes it results from several related factors. One important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). These increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills can also cause acne.

Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys with acne have a family history of the disorder. Certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, producing a plug.

Who Gets Acne?

People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. Nearly 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 develop the disorder. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.

How Is Acne Treated?

Acne Facial requires consultation with Master Aesthetician Kathleen to best determine the specific cause of acne and how best to treat it. Each Acne Facial will be customized to clients specific challenges ranging from cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, mask to professional peels, microdermabrasion, IPL, and Laser.

Our Acne Facial requires home compliance and follow up appts.