This condition is commonly associated with teenagers, but actually affects many age groups at different stages in life. There are many forms of acne and acne related conditions that we see every day. The four basic causes of acne are increased cell build-up, p. acnes bacteria, increased oil production, and inflammation. Skin cells often do not shed enough on their own, creating a stacking effect on the surface that traps oil and bacteria, causing the bacteria to escalate. P. acnes are the bacteria responsible for acne. It cannot live in the presence of oxygen and thrives in a warm, humid environment. Topical oxygen sources help to control bacteria distribution and multiplication. In acne prone skin, increased oil (sebum) and p. acnes bacteria build-up behind the plug and can stimulate an inflammatory response. Inflammation is both a cause and result of acne. Our goal is to achieve decreased cell build-up, sebum production, p. acnes bacteria and inflammation.
Every case of acne has similarities, but no two acne patients are alike. By treating each case based on the disease pathway, we can build a plan with our professional treatments and daily care products to help you achieve clear and healthy complexions. Our solutions for acne are individualized and patient dependant.
Every 10-14 days