If you have acne in Kaysville, UT and want to do something about it, consider contacting a caring, qualified dermatologist such as Dr. Jacqueline Silkey to find out ways she can help you.
Acne is most often associated with those awkward teenage years – who hasn’t had nightmares about having a giant pimple show up on your face on prom night?
Some 85 percent of people aged 14-24 will probably suffer some degree of acne. However, the condition is about more than just pimples and affects many people of all ages, not just teenagers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S, affecting more than 50 million people each year.
Acne in and of itself is not physically debilitating, although severe acne can cause scarring and discoloration on your skin. However, acne can hurt your self-esteem, no matter how old you are.
Acne usually manifests as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, nodules, and/or cysts. One of the most common causes is simply overactive oil glands that combine with skin to close pores. When those pores become clogged they can become inflamed. Other causes or exacerbating factors can include but are not limited to:
If you have acne, there are some things you can do to treat it yourself, including avoiding exfoliants or other products that tend to dry the skin, bathing regularly, and eating a balanced diet. There are over the counter treatments available; you should use them exactly as directed on the label.
Your Kaysville dermatologist can suggest or prescribe any of a number of medications and treatments. Most are topical, but some cases, especially more severe cases, are treated with antibiotics. Most treatments do take time, up to several months.
You don’t have to suffer with acne in Kaysville. For more information on ways we can help, call Dr. Jacqueline Silkey at 801-882-2200.