Pimples can be a normal part of growing up during the teenage years; in fact, they are to be expected. When adults not only have pimples, but also acne, the problem becomes more noticeable. But when does a problem with acne become so severe it indicates that it might require professional treatment? There are various reasons why both teens and adults seek acne treatment at our office.
How Acne is Diagnosed
There are a few other skin conditions that can appear to be acne. Our specialists will first examine the skin of a patient to determine if it is in fact acne. Once we have arrived at a positive acne result, we will then grade the severity of the acne. There are also several types of acne, and the specialist will determine which one the patient has and choose a treatment plan that is customized for the patient.
Why Severe Acne Should Be Treated
The first sign that acne might need professional medical attention is when over-the-counter medications like benzoyl peroxide do not do much to tame the breakouts. If this kind of acne is not treated professionally, it can leave permanent scarring on the face after the acne has cleared.
When medically-proven techniques are used to clear up the acne and prevent breakouts, the results are almost guaranteed. A person’s level of self-confidence can be increased greatly by having professional acne treatment. We have seen this firsthand ourselves.
Increase in Adult Female Acne
In recent years, we have noticed an increase in adult female acne problems. Women in their thirties and beyond are having more problems with acne than ever before. This is probably due to hormonal changes that occur during the later years of life. Another issue might be the common processed foods on the market that are low in nutrition and high in additives. These two factors combined seem to cause acne problems for many mature women.
For these reasons, it’s even more important for women in their thirties and beyond to seek professional acne treatment. There might be a more serious problem than just the appearance at stake. Nobody is more qualified to determine the cause of the acne and provide an effective treatment plan than Liza Glickman, a board-certified and licensed aesthetician in the Orlando area.
Why Medical Acne Treatments Work
Sometimes over-the-counter medications can be quite effective. However, there is no substitute for prescription strength topical medications and creams. If the patient’s acne problem does not respond to topical medications, there is the option of treating the acne from the inside out. This involves the use of antibiotics that destroy the bacteria that is causing the acne.
There is also the option of adding additional facial treatments for acne removal along with previously mentioned methods. There is simply no good reason to continue to suffer from the plague of acne when there are so many solutions available. Visit the office of Liza Glickman to learn more about your options when it comes to acne treatment. We have offices in Winter Park and Lake Mary. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.