Acne, a condition caused by clogged pores, is fairly common in teenagers but can be experienced by anyone regardless of age. Because of its association with those going through puberty, you may wonder, if you suffer from acne in adulthood, when your acne will go away.
Though it is possible to ‘outgrow’ acne; unfortunately, acne is not dependent on age. 12 percent of women and 3 percent of men may still have acne even in their 40s. Thankfully, effective treatments do exist that can help alleviate your acne if not get rid of it altogether.
How Not to Treat Acne
With acne affecting 50 million Americans each year, there are many treatments purporting to help. Unfortunately, many of these rely on pseudoscience or unverified claims. Here are ways you shouldn’t treat your acne.
- Don’t Pop Your Pimples. Popping your pimples can lead to scarring and even infection.
- Don’t Excessively Wash Your Face. Though acne may be caused by oil buildup that can be addressed by gentle cleansing, excessively washing your face may actually make your acne worse by increasing oil production.
- Don’t Do Nothing. There is a popular belief that acne can go away on its own. Individual pimples may go away on their own. However, chronic acne that isn’t caused by temporary sources needs to be treated.
How Acne Treatments Can Help
There are a variety of causes for acne, from hormonal changes to bacterial infections. Due to this variety, there are also many ways to treat acne that are dependent on your specific situation.
Working with an expert dermatologist who is familiar with acne conditions can help provide the correct course of treatment for you. Understanding the risks and benefits of medications and treatments is the first step to treating your acne.
The Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics Can Bring Acne Relief
At the Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a variety of treatments. Oral and topical medications, chemical peels, laser therapies, medicated skin care products, and even extraction. Though these treatments are different, they are all united by the care with which they are administered and the consultation they stem from.
Dr. Bucay has served the San Antonio area for decades. She and her team have the experience and knowledge needed to address your acne issues. Contact our La Casita office at 210-692-3000 or call 210-370-9995 for our Sonterra/Stone Oak office to schedule an appointment today.