Dealing with Adult Acne

Facing problems with acne even after your teenage years? Adult acne can be a real problem for some even into their 50s. When compared to puberty-associated acne, adult acne tends to originate from deeper within the skin and is usually in the lower part of the face. Acne tends to leave not just physical scars, but emotional ones as well. It can cause you to become less confident when interacting with others and can negatively impact your outlook on life. Thanks to advances in cosmetic medicine, all forms of acne can be effectively treated.

Mild to moderate acne can be treated with a combination of various forms of treatment. The different treatment options include chemical peeling, microneedling, dermal fillers, prescription medications, and many other options.

Microneedling: Several studies have shown micro-needling to be a very effective method of treating acne scars when performed by a qualified physician. The procedure stimulates your body’s natural healing mechanism and can be performed within 15-20 minutes with great results.

Chemical Peeling: A special chemical solution is applied to your skin which causes the outermost damaged layer of skin to peel way leaving smooth, healthy skin underneath. It can be used for treatment of certain types of acne as well as for the reduction of spots, freckles, and scars.

Dermal Fillers: Even though their affect is temporary, dermal fillers greatly improve the appearance of acne scarring by lifting the depressed scars.

Prescription Medications:  Creams containing vitamin A derivatives which help to unplug follicles and combination creams which contain a cleansing agent and an antibiotic are particularly effective in treating adult acne.

Timely treatment by a cosmetic physician can help reduce post acne spotting or scarring of your skin. If over-the-counter medication for acne is not resolving your condition even after 1-2 months, it might be time to visit a skin care clinic.