Are you unhappy with the appearance of your skin? Do you frequently deal with blemishes and are frustrated with how they impact your appearance? Have you been unsuccessful with trying to enhance the appearance and health of your skin and you do not know what to do next? Acne impacts many people regardless of age, and it can be a difficult condition to treat. Explore the possibilities for treatment when you seek the professional care of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery during a consultation with our team in New York or Florida!

What Is Acne?

Acne is common skin condition that impacts many people. While it most commonly impacts the face and neck, it can be present on many other areas of the body, such as the back or chest.

The term acne encompasses a variety of blemishes, such as:

  • Blackheads
  • Cysts
  • Nodules
  • Papules
  • Pustules (pimples)
  • Whiteheads

Each person experiences this skin condition differently, and your personal relationship with the blemishes and how they are manifested on your skin can change throughout your life.

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What Causes Acne?

When pores are clogged, this often results in acne. Pores typically become clogged as a result of too much oil on the skin. When pores produce too much sebum oil, the oil traps in the dead skin cells it naturally tries to remove, creating a clogged pore and ultimately a blemish.

While clogged pores are the ultimate cause of acne, this skin condition can be negatively influenced or impacted by other factors, such as:

  • Age
  • Diet
  • Hormones or hormonal changes
  • Oily or greasy substances on the skin
  • Pressure or friction on the skin
  • Some medications
  • Stress

Understanding what could be affecting your skin can help determine a treatment choice for you. Learn more about your own skin with a consultation with our team in New York or Florida!

How Can I Achieve Clear Skin?

While there is no overall cure for acne, there are options available to make the condition more manageable! A solid at-home skincare routine is the foundation for achieving clean skin. Treatment options for better managing blemishes include medical procedures, prescription oral medications, or topical treatments.

A consultation with our team in New York or Florida can help determine which treatment option could be the best method for you. It is important to have realistic expectations for all treatments as well as remember the results will vary for each person and treatment. Most treatment methods require some time to show best results.