Adult Acne Treatment in Dallas, Highland Park and Southlake TX
Almost 30% of women and 20% of men ages 20 to 60 and up experience acne breakouts.
How is adult acne different from teen acne?
Adult acne differs from teen teen acne in many ways.
The appearance of adult acne is different from teen acne. Teens commonly tend to have numerous clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads on middle of face, nose and forehead. Along with occasional pustular lesions or cystic lesions depending on severity.
Adults more commonly tend to experience breakouts on lower face, around mouth and along the jaw line. The acne lesions in adults tend to be deeper, tender cystic or nodular lesions. The large number of whiteheads and blackheads seen so often in teen acne is less common in adults.
The treatment approach to adult acne is different from teen acne as well.
Whereas teen acne responds to moderate and high strength benzoyl peroxide and Salicylic acid, these agents tend to over dry and irritate adult skin.
The cause of adult acne is hormonal fluctuations and imbalance.
How can we help you manage adult acne?
When treating adult acne we like to address skin aging alongside acne.
We customize treatment program for you after thoroughly evaluating your medical history, your skin type and your breakout pattern. We also like to evaluate and set your treatment goals and expectations at your initial visit. We follow your progress and modify treatments as clinically indicated in an effort to meet your goals.
Our program includes lifestyle modification, skin care, prescription medications, topical or oral as guided by your symptoms and response.
We also provide office treatments for deep acne lesion extractions, medical microdermabrasion and Medicated chemical peels aimed at reducing acne, scarring and hyper-pigmentation.
We offer intense pulsed light therapy (IPL Fotofacial) for persistent deep cystic lesions.
If you experience frequent breakouts, painful deep bumps every month around your menstrual cycle or more than occasional acne breakouts with excess stress, call our office 888-210-9693 for a consultation. we can help manage your acne and reduce scarring or hyper-pigmentation so common with these lesions.