Acne is a skin problem that leaves you with open or closed clogged pores, pimples, and cysts on visible areas of your body like your face, upper back, shoulders, and chest. You can develop acne when a pore in your skin becomes clogged and inflamed due to stress. If your body makes excessive sebum or oil, dead skin cells can start to clump and stick together in the pore instead of getting pushed out. This excessive replication of bacteria makes the pore go swollen and red from inflammation.
What Causes Breakouts?
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy can cause unsolicited breakouts. Along with this, using oral contraceptives, family genetics, a poor diet, and certain medicines containing testosterone, lithium, or corticosteroids can worsen breakouts. Trying to pinpoint what is causing you to break out can be tricky. What will help explore your family history and eating habits when you come for your consultation with our team. This way, we can provide you with the best information to help get rid of any current acne and help prevent future breakouts.
Signs of Scarring
Acne scars are always an uninvited guest. Showing up at the wrong time and never knowing when to leave politely. This skin issue can show up in different areas such as your face, back, chest, shoulders, neck, upper arms, and buttocks. Here are some possible signs of the problem:
- Open clogged pores called blackheads.
- Closed and clogged pores are called whiteheads.
- Small red tender bumps called papules.
- Pimples or Pustules – these are papules that have pus on their tips.
- Cysts – pus-filled and painful lumps just below the surface of the skin.
- Painful large solid bumps beneath the skin’s surface are called Nodules.
Treatment Options for Acne and Scarring
At Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy, we offer numerous skin treatments to address your acne and acne scarring. These treatments are non-surgical and can deliver results in a handful of short sessions. Best of all, our options require little to no downtime post-treatment, giving you results without the need for prolonged bed rest. Our options include:
Acne and Acne Scarring in Edmonton, AB
If you are tired of dealing with stubborn acne and facial scarring, our Aspen Aesthetics + Pharmacy team has a solution for you. Take back control of your health, schedule your appointment using the online scheduler, or call (587) 200-8018 to get started today.