What causes acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged up with dead skin cells and oil. This build-up can result in pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, which often appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and upper back. While pimples are most common among teenagers (ugh, hormones), people of all ages are susceptible — especially adults who take certain medications containing lithium, corticosteroids, or androgens.
The most common factors that cause acne are:
- Family history
- Pressure or friction on the skin
Recurring or stubborn acne can be incredibly frustrating for patients, but with the right care and treatment, it can be managed. Start taking your skin seriously and schedule a consultation with an experienced provider at Lappert Plastic Surgery in Decatur, Alabama.
How can Lappert Plastic Surgery help me?
Clarity is right around the corner; say goodbye to those unsightly blemishes with Intense Light Therapy for acne. Similar to laser therapy, intense light therapy relies on bursts of visible light to clear up pimples. The absorption of red and blue light can activate porphyrins under the surface of the skin, reducing P. acnes (acne) growth. Click here to learn more about this fantastic treatment.
Request a consultation in Decatur, Alabama
If your acne has you feeling down and frustrated, the providers at Lappert Plastic Surgery can help restore your confidence. All of our treatments are designed with you in mind; during your consultation, we will tailor an individualized treatment plan to tackle your skin concerns. To get started, give us a call at 256-772-7123 or request a consultation online.