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Acne is one of the most common skincare concerns that affects over 50 million people in the United States according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Acne can affect all races, but it is most common in teenagers and young adults. Men are more commonly affected with acne during their teen years and acne is more common for women during adulthood. Acne can affect more than your skin; for many people it can take a toll on their emotional and mental well-being. People who suffer with acne often struggle with depression, anxiety, poor self-image, decreased self esteem, and quality of life as well as an overall feeling of being alone.
Acne is caused by pores and hair follicles being clogged with sebum, dead skin, and bacteria. Sebum is an oily substance produced in the sebaceous glands which is responsible for lubricating and moisturizing the skin, our largest organ, to protect it from friction.
Factors that increase the risk of developing acne include genetics, hormones, and medications. Genetics play a big role in acne, because it determines how the immune system responds to bacteria causing acne, the type of acne a patient is prone to and the hereditary tendency in producing more dead skin or sebum. Androgen, a male sex hormone, also plays a role in acne formation. The increase of androgen in the body during puberty for both girls and boys and in pregnant women leads to a hormonal imbalance causing breakouts. Lastly, there are certain pharmaceuticals that can cause acne flare ups such as corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, androgenic steroids, medications that contain hormones, lithium, and DHEA supplements.
The common myth around acne is that someone’s diet and environment can cause it. Studies have found that eating certain foods or environmental irritants, such as pollution, can worsen acne, but they’re not the cause of it. Other determinants that can worsen acne are picking at the skin, over exfoliating, and stress.
Schedule a consultation with an Aesthetica Master Esthetician to analyze what may be causing your breakouts and your options.
Here at Aesthetica Medical Spa, our experienced Master Estheticians take the time to learn about your skin and decide which treatment option(s) will work best for you during an extensive skin consultation. We offer top of the line acne treatments for Utah patients with the most advanced medical-grade skincare products and medical devices.
Each patient’s needs are different and every skin requires a different method of treatment when it comes to any skin concern. We want our patients to have accessibility to both chemical treatments as well as drug-free and chemical-free ones. Aesthetica’s state-of-the-art technology and service allows us the tools to treat each individual with personalized care best suited to them and their skin.
Aesthetica offers different acne treatments for Utah patients to cater to each patients skin needs:
AviClear is the first and only energy laser treatment on the market that is FDA-cleared for acne treatment. This innovative laser technology is chemical and drug-free and works by targeting and down-regulating sebaceous glands to produce less sebum while leaving all other parts of your skin intact. AviClear has little to no downtime and is safe on every skin tone. Click here to learn more about AviClear and to see before and after photos.
Aesthetica offers two chemical peels for acne: SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus and ZO SkinHealth 3-Step Peel. The Micropeel Plus is best for patients that have tolerant skin. This peel contains salicylic acid to reduce the appearance of acne and other skin imperfections. The 3-Step Peel from ZO is a blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents to improve acne and skin pigmentation. Learn more about our chemical peels here.
The DiamondGlow Facial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serums. This treatment unclogs congested pores and gives patients an immediate radiant, bright, fresh, healthy, smooth, and a more even tone complexion and skin. This facial has zero to little downtime. Click here to read more about the DiamondGlow facial.
Skincare products are a great addition for any skin concern, especially acne. A good skincare regimen will enhance and accelerate results. An Aesthetica Master Esthetician will analyze your skin during a complimentary consultation and decide with you what products and treatments may be best suited for you. Use the form below to schedule you consultation to see what acne treatment and skincare regimen will be best for you.
Aesthetica is a premier medical spa in Pleasant Grove, Utah with over 15 years of experience. Refine your look and find your best you with a consultation with our highly-trained aesthetic experts today.
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To start your acne treatment in our Utah County medical spa, call Aesthetica at 801-785-8884.