If you’re embarrassed by acne, you’re not alone. About half of American adults experience acne well past their teen years. And even when your acne clears, it can leave behind embarrassing scars and skin blemishes.
At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, Dr. Rawan Abu-Zeitoon and our compassionate team understand the frustration both acne and acne scars have. We specialize in helping patients clear their skin and smooth away unsightly scars.
Keep reading to learn more about acne and the ways we can help.
Why do I have acne?
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that leads to pimples and other blemishes. You could have acne for several reasons.
You develop acne when your oil (sebaceous) glands get blocked by sebum. Your skin naturally produces this waxy substance to protect and lubricate your skin.
When it builds up, it can trap skin debris, like dead cells, bacteria, and dirt. This leads to clogged pores and follicles. As a result, you develop acne.
Frequently, increased sebum is due to changes in hormone production. Other things can also contribute to acne, including:
- Makeup and skin products
- Stress and anxiety
- Humid or hot conditions
- Excess sweating
Since one of the top causes relates to hormones, acne is most common during puberty and the teen years and other periods with significant hormonal change, like perimenopause and pregnancy.
Unfortunately, even after you outgrow acne, it can leave behind traces on your skin in the form of scars. Acne scars can make you feel self-conscious. Plus, they’re not easy to cover up or erase. Most of the time, at-home remedies won’t make them disappear.
Is there anything that can treat acne or acne scars?
At Chrysolite Aesthetics, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon and our team offer different options for treating both acne and the scars this skin treatment can cause. Here’s a closer look at your options:
Help for active acne
Dr. Abu-Zeitoon specializes in helping patients manage active acne by treating the inflammation that causes the condition. The Chrysolite Aesthetics team offers different solutions, including:
- Topical acne treatments to minimize outbreaks
- Laser therapy to calm inflammation to simulate new skin growth
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to boost healing and new skin turnover
You can also combine treatments as needed. Since our treatment plans are customized to meet your needs and goals, your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider helps you choose the right combination of treatments for you.
Help for acne scars
The right treatment for your acne scars depends on your current skin condition and the severity of your scars. Our team offers several options, including:
- Chemical peels to remove the top layer of skin and leave room for new, smoother skin
- Microneedling to stimulate collagen production and boost skin turnover
- Combination of chemical peels and microneedling
- PRP therapy to improve skin turnover and skin texture
- Combination of PRP therapy and microneedling
- Laser resurfacing to minimize scars and trigger new skin growth
- Radiofrequency skin treatments to activate cell production and smooth your skin
- Dermal fillers to add volume to depressed scars, minimizing their appearance
No one treatment fits everyone’s needs. Many people with acne scars discover a combination of treatments offers the best results. Knowing which ones can make acne scars disappear isn’t always easy, however.
That’s why it’s important to meet with skin care professionals. Dr. Abu-Zeitoon and the team at Chrysolite Aesthetics help you decide which treatments are right for you.
For personalized acne and acne scar treatment recommendations, schedule an appointment online or over the phone at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston.