What are the Consequences for Untreated Acne?
Acne Treatment in Miami
Acne is a condition that affects men, woman, and teens a like. A staggering 17 million people in the U.S. have acne, with almost 85% of all people experiencing some form of acne in their lifetime. Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is an inflammatory skin disease, which occurs when the oily secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands plug tiny hair follicles which cause clogged pores. The clogged skin pores cause bacterial growth which cause pimples, whiteheads, blackheads or the dreaded cystic acne many women experience. Three main factors contribute to acne: increased oil production, clogged pores, and a bacterium called P. acnes. Rapid raise of hormones from puberty, hormonal fluctuations, emotional stress and genetics, are all factors that can affect acne. Its complex nature can make it difficult for one to manage it on their own.
Acne not only affects your skin, it can also affect your self-esteem, keeping you from doing the things you love. If you or someone you know is experiencing acne, whether it’s mild or has gotten progressively worse, it’s time to become proactive about treating your acne! Time is not on your side when it comes to acne, waiting around for your acne to clear up can become a monumental risk.
The short-term consequences of Acne:
- Brown spots
- A horrible feeling of embarrassment
- Painfulness brought on from cystic acne
- Dry, dull or overly irritated skin
- Excessively oily skin
- Uneven complexion
The long-term consequences of untreated mild to severe Acne:
- Lifelong scars
- Indentations on the skin
- Dark spots
- Untreated white and blackheads can leave little pinprick white marks on your face.
- Low self-esteem
- Extra expenses trying to buy costly cover up make-up and/or skin repairing procedures.
The best course of action you can take is to find an experienced board certified dermatologist like Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology. Dr. Longwill has a successful track record for successfully treating patients with acne. Unlike other doctors, that follows the same protocol for each patient. Dr. Longwill treats each patient and their condition on a personal level, finding the culprit and initializing a plan for success. Dr. Longwill offers an array of skin care products that are formulated specifically to treat acne and prevent new breakouts. Proper formulation of ingredients is extremely important. Using the wrong skin care products can lead to irritated and overly dry skin with unresolved outcomes. For those who have experienced a long-term battle with acne. Dr. Longwill’s office is also fully equipped with the most innovative lasers to help repair the skin of scars and hyper-pigmentation. The Fraxel laser is the gold standard for quickly rejuvenating your skin and correcting acne scars and other imperfections. Dr. Longwill prides herself in the care she gives her patients and her ability to successfully restore her patient’s skin to its naturally radiant and clear complexion.