Acne, A Problem For Many Teens
Acne is caused by three major factors: overproduction of oil by enlarged oil glands attached to hair follicles in the skin, blockage or plugging of the hair follicles, and a bacteria, called P. acnes, within the hair follicles.
Acne is a skin condition that consists of pimples, deeper bumps (cysts or nodules), and plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and even the upper arms.Acne usually begins in puberty, can occur at any age. Scientific research has led to many new acne therapies and changes in existing treatment options.
By mid-teens, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring, which requires treatment by a dermatologist. To prevent scars, do not pop, squeeze, or pick at acne; seek treatment early for acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications.
Gently wash affected areas twice a day with mild soap and warm water. Vigorous washing and scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse. Use products that are labeled non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), and use oil-free cosmetics and sunscreens.
Sweating or Hyperhidrosis In Teens
Increased sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be an emotionally devastating condition for a teen or adult. There are many treatment options available for this problem. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.
Laser Hair Removal For Teens
Normal variations in facial and body hair may also be a concern in teens. We can help with the problem of unwanted hair and are specialists in the art of laser hair removal.