Acne is a skin problem that leaves you with open or closed clogged pores, pimples, and cysts on visible areas of your body like your face, upper back, shoulders, and chest. You can develop acne when a pore in your skin becomes clogged and inflamed due to stress. If your body makes excessive sebum or oil, dead skin cells can start to clump and stick together in the pore instead of getting pushed out. This excessive replication of bacteria makes the pore go swollen and red from inflammation. You may also develop nodules or cysts if that inflammation runs deep.
How Does Acne Scarring Develop?
Acne can occur at any time, so knowing the root cause for your skin type is essential. Hormonal changes due to pregnancy can cause unsolicited breakouts. Along with this, using oral contraceptives, family genetics, a poor diet, and certain medicines containing testosterone, lithium, or corticosteroids can worsen breakouts. Trying to pinpoint what is causing you to break out can be tricky. What will help will be to explore your family history and eating habits when you come for your consultation with our team. This way, we can provide you with the best information that will help get rid of any current acne and help aid in the prevention of future breakouts.
Spotting Acne Scarring
Acne scars can change how we feel about our skin. Although it is an average effect of acne, it still makes us want to stay at home and not let anyone see the aftermath. This skin issue can show up in different areas such as your face, back, chest, shoulders, neck, upper arms, and the buttocks. Here are some possible signs of the problem:
- Open clogged pores called Blackheads.
- Closed and clogged pores called Whiteheads.
- Small red tender bumps called Papules.
- Pimples or Pustules – these are papules that have pus on their tips.
- Cysts – pus-filled and painful lumps just below the surface of the skin.
- Painful large solid bumps beneath the skin’s surface called Nodules.
Treatment Options for Acne Scarring
At Neighborhood Wellness Clinic, we offer numerous skin treatments to address your acne and acne scarring. These treatments are non-surgical and can deliver results in a handful of short sessions. Best of all, our options require little to no downtime post-treatment, giving you results without the need for prolonged bed rest. Our options include:
Acne Scarring Treatments in New Braunfels & Schertz, TX
If you are tired of dealing with stubborn acne scarring, our team at Neighborhood Wellness Clinic has a solution for you. We offer consultations for aesthetic treatments to determine the cause and provide solutions. We welcome you to learn more about your options today. Book your appointment at your closest location by using the online scheduler or by phone at (830) 387-4400 for New Braunfels and (210) 651-1744 for Schertz.