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Acne Skin Care and Scar Removal in El Paso

acne skin care If you’ve ever struggled with acne, you understand how hard it can be to treat. Acne can also have long term effects like scarring and discoloration. Here at Dermatology & Aesthetics of El Paso, we can help you with acne treatment and scar removal. We have been helping patients in El Paso look and feel their best for several years now. Our board certified physicians have the experience and expertise to provide the treatment you need.

What is Acne?

Acne occurs most often on the face, but can also be present on the neck, chest, and back. These areas have the most oil glands. The glands secrete a substance called sebum that is meant to lubricate hairs and skin. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands, and when the follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin, it can create a prime environment for bacteria growth. The bacteria is what causes the red inflamed skin you see around pimples. Not only that, bacteria and oil that become exposed to air can cause blackheads. A clogged pore that causes the follicle wall to bulge is a whitehead.

Causes of Acne

There are many factors that can cause or make acne worse. The follow is a list of the most common factors.

Diet - Dairy and foods high in carbohydrates can cause acne. Many candy lovers will be sad to know that chocolate has heavy effects on acne as well. A recent study that followed 14 men with acne problems found that eating chocolate made it worse, although the reason is unclear.

Medications - Certain drugs can worsen existing acne as well. These drugs include cortiscosteroids, lithium, and androgens.

Hormones - Androgens can cause acne as well. This is the hormone that increases in boys and girls during puberty, which might explain why teens and pre-teens struggle with acne skin care more often than adults. The androgens cause the glands to enlarge and create more sebum. Pregnant women have been known to struggle with acne caused by hormonal changes as well.

Acne Treatment and Scar Removal in El Paso

If you have been suffering through bad acne, seeing a dermatologist should be your next step for acne treatment. Here at Dermatology & Aesthetics Center of El Paso, we will evaluate your skin and recommend the proper products and treatment to control your acne.

However, if you are no longer suffering with acne, but have scars, pitting, or discoloration, cosmetic dermatology can help with acne scar removal. Laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are all options to choose from. Our doctors will examine your skin to determine which option is best for you. Many patients have seen amazing results with just a few treatments. We can suggest the right acne scar removal treatment for you according to the severity, your skin tone, age, and the sensitivity of your skin.

Acne Skin Care to Prevent and Treat at Home

Cleaning your skin on a daily basis is all about balance. Often, patients will experience problems because they are trying too many acne skin care products at once. Instead of experimenting on your face with dozens of products until you find one that works, let our physicians examine your skin and make recommendations according to your needs. We can identify your problem and provide advice and prescriptions for products to treat your skin. Although many people suffer through acne, no two patients are the same. Every single product and acne treatment we prescribe is customized to your needs. Many of our patients have experienced clear skin as a result of our treatment.

When You Look Good, You Feel Good

We understand that when you look good, you feel good. At our practice, you only receive treatment from certified doctors. We provide plenty of options to control acne with medical dermatology. We can also help you diminish the scarring and discoloration left by previous bouts of acne with cosmetic procedures that require little to no recovery time. Contact us today for more information.