Acne can mar the appearance of your skin, both now and in the years to come. Professional acne treatment can help and is among the services on offer from Ben Cilento, MD, MHA, and his team at Butterfly MedSpa and Wellness in Spring, Texas. Online booking offers an easy way to connect with the practice, and you can also call during regular business hours to set up an appointment.
Acne is a very common inflammatory skin condition that develops when hair follicles become clogged. Your body is covered in hair follicles, each containing a hair root at the base, which creates the cells that stack to form strands of hair.
Your body produces an oily substance called sebum, which exits your skin through your hair follicles and helps sweep away dead skin cells and other debris. Sebum can combine with dead cells to thicken, eventually blocking your pores. Bacteria within the follicle multiply, creating inflammation and multiple types of acne blemishes.
Researchers believe that hormonal fluctuations are a primary cause of acne. Some people also produce more sebum than others. While diet and stress don’t directly cause acne, they can both contribute to the problem, making breakouts worse.
If you experience large, cyst-like blemishes during acne breakouts, one way to quickly reduce the size and appearance of these bumps is by injecting a low-dose steroid medication. By delivering this medication directly within the blemish, it goes to work right away to reduce inflammation.
A wide range of treatments can help control acne breakouts and improve the appearance of your skin. Some examples include:
Some people also find that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) effectively reduces acne outbreaks by restoring optimal hormonal balance. This approach is used in both men’s health and women’s health.
Everyone experiences occasional skin blemishes, but if acne is an ongoing concern that makes it hard to feel confident about the appearance of your skin, it’s time to seek professional help. Treatments can reduce future breakouts, create a more even skin tone, and improve the texture and appearance of acne scarring.
If you develop a large or painful blemish as you near an important event like a wedding or reunion, consider coming in for a steroid injection, which delivers almost immediate improvements.
There is no bad time to explore acne treatment options, but the sooner you take action, the sooner you can begin to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. Call or click today to schedule an initial consultation.