Acne affects people of all ages and can have a devastating impact on self-esteem and other endeavors. Ranging from blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne and more, acne is often stubborn and requires special attention and treatments.
Acne can be caused by a variety of factors including hormones, bacteria, over production of oil, certain medications, diet and other hereditary and lifestyle factors. Fortunately acne may be treated with a combination of remedies including skin care products, oral medications, chemical peels or laser procedures. The Savin Center will discuss the best plan of action for your specific case and necessary steps you should take.
Frequently Asked Question About Treatment for Acne in New Haven County:
I wash my face twice a day, why do I still have acne?
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by dirt. In fact, too much scrubbing can irritate your acne and make it worse. While washing your face does help eliminate surface oils and dead skin cells, the majority of factors are out of your hands.
Does stress cause acne?
Stress alone cannot cause acne.
Does the sun help acne?
A tan will usually improve acne though it is a double-edged sword. Most people who suffer from acne find that it is better in the summer and worse in colder months. Years ago, we treated acne in part with artificial tanning, though information about the sun exposure causing skin cancer and premature aging have stopped this practice. As a part of sports and leisure, and with an SPF 30-50 protecting the skin, the sun can have some anti-acne benefits.
Is it harmful to squeeze my blemishes?
Yes. Squeezing your blemishes can push bacteria deeper into the skin as well as cause scarring and greater irritation. Squeezing blemishes also causes dark marks, which may take many months to resolve after the pimples go away.
How long will it take to treat my acne?
Acne treatments vary depending on the severity of the case and the chosen treatment plan. Your specific treatment plan and anticipated results will be discussed at The Savin Center during your appointment. It may take a number of months to achieve your desired result.
My acne is gone! Can I discontinue treating it?
Some patients stop using medications once their face has become clear, which sometimes results in flare-ups. It is important to discuss this at the Savin Center before you decide to discontinue treatment.
How can I get started with acne treatment at The Savin Center in New Haven, CT?
To learn more about how The Savin Center can help treat your acne, schedule your appointment my calling (203) 865-6143 or contact us here.