The causes of acne
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged up with dead skin cells and oil. It can result in pimples, blackheads or whiteheads, which often appear on the face, chest, shoulders and upper back. Acne forms on these sections of the body because the skin in these areas have the most sebaceous (oil) glands. Hair is connected to oil glands and when the follicle wall bulges or plugs up, whiteheads and blackheads develop.
Blackheads can look like dirt that is stuck in the pores, but the color results from the pore being congested with bacteria and oil, turning brown when it is exposed to the air. While blackheads are clogged pores that stay open, whiteheads are clogged pores that close up. Pimples are red dots (occasionally with a white center) that develop when a blocked hair follicle becomes infected or inflamed with bacteria.
The risk factors
Contrary to popular opinion, oily foods do not cause acne. Instead, age, hormonal shifts, family history, stress, friction or pressure on the skin and family history can increase your chances of developing pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. People of all ages can get acne, but it is more common among teenagers due to changes in hormones.
Adults who use certain medications containing lithium, corticosteriods or androgens may increase the risk of this cosmetic concern. If both of your parents have oily skin, you are likely to have it as well. Stress and friction do not necessarily cause pimples to form, but they may make it worse. And while french fries and other greasy foods do not cause this problem, oily lotions & creams can impact clear skin.
Treatments in NW Calgary
At Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary, we provide the following treatments for acne and oily skin:
We also provide medical grade skin care products, steam and masks + extractions for oily skin and acne bumps.
Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio
Acne and oily skin can be very frustrating to deal with. If you’ve tried home treatments that failed to solve the problem, it’s time for a more effective solution. Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary to reduce your acne and get clearer skin. To get started, fill out schedule online or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!