Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It’s a condition that causes pimples, which are clogged follicles that often become infected and then raised. While acne is considered a condition that only teenagers get, anybody can get it at any age. Del Mar, California, residents can rely on Devin Stone, ND, Christian Jacob Del Rosario, ND, and Natasha MacLeay, ND, of Tulsi Wellness Club for expert care and acne treatment. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online, which is fast and convenient.
Acne develops when sebum — an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin — and dead skin cells plug hair follicles and clog the pores.
Usually, skin cells rise to the surface, where the body sheds them. Those with acne have increased sebum production, an oil, and the skin cells combine with the oil and remain in the pores. Bacteria can clog the pores and cause infection.
There are several types of acne:
Cysts also classify as acne. Although it’s generally on a person’s face, it can appear on the shoulders, upper arms, chest, back, and buttocks.
Acne is more common in women, but men can still develop it. Generally, it affects women between the ages of 25 and 44. Women often experience acne right around the time of their menstrual cycle.
Hormones, genetics, family history, underlying health conditions, and some medications may contribute to the development of acne.
You might be more prone to acne if you have thyroid disease or hormonal imbalance. Allergies and poor gut health can also contribute to the condition.
To treat your acne, the Tulsi Wellness Club team might recommend any combination of the following:
Topical medications will treat acne. These medicines tend to contain antibiotics that reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are often used in these medications.
Currently, numerous oral medications for acne exist. Isotretinoin is the only treatment known to treat all causes of acne. It shouldn’t be taken by those who are pregnant or may get pregnant.
Patients with acne may benefit from hormonal birth control pills since hormones may cause acne. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is also another available option.
Tulsi Wellness Club might also recommend laser therapy, physical acne removal, and chemical peels to treat your acne.
Call Tulsi Wellness Club to schedule a consultation for exceptional acne treatment with a holistic and functional medicine approach. You can also request an appointment online, which is quick and convenient.