Does Your Teen Suffer from Acne?

November 29, 2017

Plenty of teens suffer from acne, but most don’t know how to properly treat it. Acne is a combination of excess oil and dead skin build up. These things clog the pores, which results in your body’s immune system reacting by sending in white blood cells to fight the infection. This is why the surrounding area becomes red and red, swollen, or inflamed. At this point, the worst thing you can do is pop the pimple. Popping or picking can make the acne worse by spreading it, and even scarring the skin. Fortunately, we have plenty of ways to help your teen with their acne, from simple things you can do at home, to medical treatment here at our skin clinic.

Simple at home tips:

As teenagers, we experience a rush of new hormones that help to change our bodies as we prepare for adulthood. Unfortunately, often times these hormones can have unpleasant side effects, and acne is one of them. If your teen suffers from acne, it can be an embarrassing problem for them, but one that we can help clear up.

Your teen’s best chance of fighting acne is to always have a clean environment for their skin. This means everything from not touching the face to avoid getting germs in the pores to making sure you wash their bed linens frequently. Make sure they don’t wear any make up to bed, frequently clean any make up brushes they may use, and have a rigid skin care plan for before bed and when they wake up. This is where we come in!

TruDerm Skin Clinic Tips:

Our board approved dermatologist, Dr. Usmani, has plenty of ways to help your teen deal with their acne. Through a combination of at home care and dermatological services, we can help to clear it up for good. Here are our top tips for dermatological help with your teens acne.

  • Teen Acne Facial: One of the first things we recommend is a teen acne facial. The 30-minute treatment assists with removing everything that is clogging up their pores. During the facial, we will perform a deep cleanse under steam, exfoliation and mild extraction of blackheads. Afterwards, we apply an acne treatment cream specific to their skin care needs, and help them to understand their customized treatment plan for at home follow up.
  • Blue Light Acne Treatment: Blue light treatment kills the acne-causing bacteria known as P acnes, which cause inflammation. P acnes are hyper sensitive to blue light. Using blue light to treat acne eliminates the bacteria found in the oil glands of our skin.
  • Accutane: Accutane is a form of vitamin A that reduces oil released by your oil glands, and assists your skin in renewing itself more quickly. This is something we recommend for teens and adults who suffer from severe acne.
  • Acne Washes: While treatments are an important step for regularly cleansing the pores of acne prone skin, it is only part of the larger skin care picture your teen will need. We carry a variety of top of the line products to treat your teens acne. This important second part of the overall treatment will help your teen fight acne on a day-to-day basis. Our products vary depending on your teens specific skin type, what problems they seem to be facing, and the severity of their acne.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Usmani at TruDerm today for a consultation to solve your teens acne problems by calling us at 561-847-4751. We look forward to helping your teen clear up their acne for good!