Teenage Acne Treatment
As if being a teenager wasn’t tough enough, they also have to deal with teenage acne breakouts. Teenage acne can be a frustrating problem for many teenagers. It is said that acne affects 100% of people at some time in their life, and almost all teenagers will experience acne. Acne can range from an annoying occasional pimple to a serious medical problem that can lead to scarring. By making an appointment with a dermatologist, teenage acne can be tackled in an effective and quick way. Although most teens try and cure their acne themselves, this often leads to more breakouts and more frustrations. Teenagers can get very impatient with trying to clear their acne, and often times will switch around their acne products, trying different products and brands before they’ve allowed for enough time for one product to work. Our team of acne specialists at Clear Clinic will guide teens in finding the right acne skincare regimen for them and help them stick to it. We have helped numerous teens manage and treat their acne so they can enjoy their junior high and high school years with clear, beautiful skin and a happy and active social life.
The Cause of Teenage Acne
Teen acne is most likely to strike during the ages of 10 to 13 years old. This is due to the surge of hormones occurring in the body during the onset of puberty. The hormones lead to an overproduction of sebum on the skin, which can block the pores and cause breakouts.
Talk to Your Teen About Their Acne
Teenagers can have a difficult time expressing their feelings, especially when it comes to the way they look and feel about themselves. As parents of a teenager with acne, it’s important for you to discuss their skin with them and let them know they are not alone in the treatment of their acne. You are the biggest advocate and helping them find the proper acne treatment is the best thing you can do for their skin and their self-esteem.
Teenage Acne Treatments
Oftentimes over-the-counter acne treatments are not effective enough and many teenagers need prescription medications or in-office procedures to clear their acne. At Clear Clinic, we have many regimens designed specifically for teenagers with acne. We understand how important it is for teens to have clear skin at school; our goal is not only to prevent acne, but to also prevent long term scarring. Acne can be an embarrassing problem for many teens, and at Clear Clinic we strive to do everything we can do resolve acne as soon as possible. There are many prescription combination medications that are great for teenagers attempting to treat their acne; the medications combine two different creams into one, in order to make using the medications easier for busy teenagers. We utilize oral medications that are safe for teenagers and often recommend the Clarisonic brush for at-home cleansing. Teenagers respond very well to in-office treatments, such as PDT and the Isolaz. We have specific regimens for teenagers that combine these two treatments for an effective treatment.