Adult Acne Solutions: Treatments You Should Know About

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Dealing with acne can be frustrating – and it’s not just a teenage problem. 

In fact, many adults in their 20s and 30s, and even beyond, still deal with acne breakouts, resulting in low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Fortunately, many acne treatments help treat breakouts as well as acne scars. 

CLAREBELLA aesthetics, for instance, offers an effective acne treatment that can help you feel like you again. Read on to know more.

What Causes Adult Acne?

Even if you wash your face, there are still instances when breakouts get the best of your skin; this is because acne results from different factors, including: 

  • Hormonal Fluctuations. Hormone imbalance can trigger acne breakouts; this is especially true during women’s menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause stages.
  • Excessive Oil Production. Sebum is an oily substance produced by sebaceous glands to keep your skin hydrated.
    However, excess sebum can result in clogged pores, leading to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
  • Stress. Some studies show stress hormones can stimulate oil production and worsen acne breakouts.
  • Genetics. You’re also more likely to have acne if your parents and other relatives have acne-prone skin

What Are Available Acne Treatments?

There’s no one-size-fits-all way of treating acne. CLAREBELLA aesthetics offers the following treatments for people dealing with acne scars as well as moderate to severe acne: 

Laser Solutions

Many acne treatments employ the power of lasers. Some of these procedures include: 

  • Fraxel Dual – This FDA-approved laser skin resurfacing device is an ideal skin care treatment to diminish acne scars and post-acne hyperpigmentation.
  • Morpheus8 – On the other hand, Morpheus8 combines microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) to help clear the skin affected by active cystic acne.

Aesthetician Services for Acne

A chemical peel is also a good alternative, especially for moderate to severe acne. Here are some examples: 

  • Jessner Peel – This chemical peel has a blend of ingredients that help reduce the appearance of acne, melasma, sun damage, and rough texture.
  • Custom Facial with Extractions – This customizable facial is ideal for patients with acne-prone skin or those dealing with active acne. 
  • Microdermabrasion – Meanwhile, microdermabrasion is a safe, exfoliation treatment that is considered effective for those with existing acne or acne scars.
  • ZO Stimulator Peel (Glow Peel) – You can also get the ZO Stimulator Peel, also known as “red carpet peel.”
    This chemical peel leaves your skin healthy and glowing and is considered a great standalone treatment.
    However, if you are prone to acne, it’s best to pair this with a microdermabrasion treatment. 

What To Expect After Your Acne Treatment

There are different guidelines for care after an acne treatment procedure. These include: 

  1. Gentle Cleansing. Wash your face twice daily with a gentle, oil-free cleanser.
  2. Moisturize. Acne treatments can be drying, making it important to moisturize regularly with a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer.
  3. Sun Protection. Your skin will be very sensitive right after an acne treatment. As such, you must apply sunscreen to prevent worsening acne and hyperpigmentation. 

Find out which acne treatment is ideal for you. Call us today or schedule an appointment in our Oklahoma City, OK, clinic now.