Acne is definitely a four-letter word for people who suffer with it. It is an inherited disorder of the pores – pores that want to sludge up with dead skin cells much like a clogged drain in your sink. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day and the body just can’t keep up.
This forms congestion under the skin which are noninflamed acne lesions (blackheads and/or whiteheads); and if bacteria are present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), you will get inflamed pimples, pustules, and/or cysts. No wonder the medical term is acne vulgaris!
If you have stubborn acne, it’s important to seek professional treatment. We customize your acne treatment based on the type of acne you have and the severity. This can include hormonal acne, cystic acne, nodular acne, or a combination.