Acne

Medical Esthetician, Kirsten Patterson  has researched, treated, and identified several successful treatments to help with various forms of acne. Since 1999, she has helped manage, correct, clear, educate, and rebuild self-esteem. Suffering from this condition herself, it’s been her mission to continue to change the lives of thousands!

Physician Grade Peels, Smooth Beam Laser, and FACES Dermatology Skin Care. Discuss these options for treatment.

Disorders Of The Sebaceous (Oil) Glands

Comedomes , Blackheads, Milia, White heads, Acne, Cysts, Pimples, Furuncle (Boil), Seborrhea (excessive secretion of sebaceous glands), Rosacea, Steatoma (A tumor of the sebaceous gland ranging in size from an orange to a pea).

What are Oil Glands?

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An Oil Gland consist of little sacs, whose ducts open into the hair follicle. These glands are found on all parts of the body, especially the face.

What is Sebum?

A semi-fluid. Which after a process of oil produced by the oil glands, hardens and becomes blocked forming a blackhead.

Acne

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A chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin, usually related to hormonal changes, genetics, overactive sebaceous glands. Acne appears in a variety of different types, and can occur on any part of the face, chest back, shoulders, buttocks, legs and arms. Acne affects woman, men, teenagers, some small children as well.

Comedomes

Comedomes

Closed comedomes: White Heads- Disorder of the sebaceous glands

Open comedomes: Black Heads- A plug of sebaceous matter and dirt

Scarring

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There are three types of Acne scars: Ice pick, Acne Pit, and Raised Scars

Rosacea

rosacea

It is often referred to as adult acne, or acne Rosacea. As the skin condition progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear. The blood vessels eventually become dilated and the skin is continually red. The redness can come and go, however it may become permanent. The nose and cheeks are the most frequently affected. Rosacea is more common in adult females than in males.

Milia

milia

Whiteheads that look like small grains of sand under the skin.

Cystic Acne

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When a follicle ruptures deep within the dermis. Large, hard, and painful lumps underneath the surface of the skin begin to appear. Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne vulgaris. These blemishes themselves can become large, red and can be very painful.

Back Acne

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YES, some women and men suffer with papules, pustules, cysts, and come domes only on their back. Let us help you manage this with proper treatment.

Papules/Pustules

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Papules/Pustules- A papule is a small pimple in the skin containing no fluid, but can develop pus.

A pustule is an elevation of the skin having an inflamed base, containing pus.

Nodular

nodular-acne

These are the most extreme lesions seen in acne. They are large inflammatory lesions that contain large amounts of pus. This type of acne is prone to scarring.

Teenage Acne

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Close to 100% of people between the ages of 12-19 experience some form of acne even if it’s an occasional spot. In some cases, millions of adolescents have severe acne, and require treatment. If left untreated, facial and emotional scarring sets in. Don’t wait or think you’ll grow out of it, some people do, others not so lucky.

Adult Acne

adult-acne

Some people get acne for the first time as adults. WHY? Several factors can be a possibility. Heredity, hormonal changes in the body, medications taken, and emotional stress.

Acne Myths

  1. Certain Foods cause acne, such as eating too much candy or chocolate
  2. Acne is related to dirt or having dirty skin
  3. Washing your face all the time, even 3 or 4tx a day will clear up my acne faster
  4. Only teenagers get acne
  5. Acne can be cured
  6. If I touch someone with acne, I will get there acne

How can I treat my ACNE?

  • Faces Skin Care
  • Medical Grade Glycolic Peels
  • Smooth Beam Laser
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