Acne can occur at any age and can be caused by a variety of reasons. Think of acne as a "perfect storm" of skin conditions, when genetics and hormones stimulate our oil glands to overproduce oil that clogs tiny holes in the skin known as pores. These conditions set up a "perfect storm" environment for bacteria to grow and multiply, making the oil gland more easily infected by bacteria causing acne. Cysts occur when our natural oils produced by the body are unable to push through the blocked, clogged pores. Pores get larger when our oil glands force the oil past the clogged pores. Once enlarged, the larger pores let in dirt and bacteria much more easily into the oil glands adding to the “perfect storm.”
Acne was commonly considered to be a condition most often occurring among teenagers but over the past 12 years, the staff at Cultura Dermatology and Laser Center has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of adults seeking acne treatment therapy in Washington, DC. It is now common for Dr. Battle and his staff of dermatologists, skin care practitioners and medical aestheticians to see adults who are struggling with this skin condition. In fact, adults are now the leading age group among those looking for acne remedies and solutions.
Each case of acne is unique. Dr. Battle and the practitioners at Cultura Dermatology and Laser Center focus on providing tailored treatments for patients of all ages. The skin will be first clinically analyzed with a computer-aided skin analyzer. These computer-aided examinations allow dermatologists to determine pore size, amounts of bacteria, and overall levels of inflammation and redness to determine if acne is more likely caused by an over production of bacteria or clogged pores.
Treatment plans may vary, as everyone's skin is unique and different. Treatments may include more conventional medical recommendations such as the use of salicylic acne cleanser, prescription antibiotics or Retin A. It may include acne facials and exfoliating peels. Stubborn acne may require us to combine conventional medical recommendations with lasers or light treatments.
Some of the laser devices that can be used at Cultura for texture rejuvenation include:
To get started with your Acne Therapy experience at Cultura, request your complimentary consultation using our form below.
|Treatment Type||Skin Resurfacing Treatments|
|Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Active Acne|
|Skin Type||Acneic Skin|