Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States; while approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience acne at least once, some people continue to suffer from acne well into adulthood.
Acne can be incredibly frustrating; when you suffer from persistent and unsightly blemishes, it’s hard to feel confident or even alluring. Facing peers at work or school can seem harrowing, and it’s hard to feel pride about your appearance when you’re dealing with bumpy, uneven skin.
What Causes Acne?
So why does acne continue to persist into adulthood? Some of us are unlucky enough to see blemishes even past our teen years. It could be genetics. Anything from hormonal changes, menstruation, stress, a bad diet, and even certain medications can lead to an unsightly outbreak that’s impervious to any acne treatment.
There are four primary causes of acne:
- Excess oil production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
- Overactive hormones
Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil glands. Hair follicles and oil glands are connected. The follicle wall may bulge, leading to a whitehead. Or, the plug may be open to the surface and darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may appear to be dirt stuck in pores. But blackheads occur when the pore becomes congested with bacteria and oil, which turn a darker color because of exposure to the air.
It can be incredibly frustrating to make it all the way through the turbulent teen years and still have to deal with acne flare-ups as an adult. Breakouts can affect your confidence and hold you back from pursuing opportunities in your personal and professional life.
Coming to grips with adult acne is challenging, but if you have acne, you’re not alone; amazingly, 40 to 50% of adults have oily, acne-prone skin. You and millions of others have gone through the trials of trying endless face washes and creams and trying to cover up prominent red bumps with foundation.
Unfortunately, sometimes acne can be immune to lifestyle changes or specific medications. You’ve probably tried prescription medicine, omitting foods like pizza or ice cream, and every trick in the book to no avail.
Thankfully, M Spa Face and Body is proud to offer powerful acne treatments that can help you achieve relief, and more importantly, clear and flawless skin. With acne treatments, you can look forward to clearer, smoother, and flawless skin. It’s time to feel carefree – and acne-free. We are proud to offer our clients one of the most powerful skin care options available: Dermalinfusion.
What Is Dermalinfusion?
Dermalinfusion is a patented, three-in-one treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and the precise application of condition-specific serums. This procedure represents the next level up from microdermabrasion because it has similar goals and outcomes, but is far gentler.
The Dermalinfusion technique is effective due to the combination of vacuum extraction and a serum infusion. The deep cleansing opens your pores and enables the serum to penetrate your skin for maximum benefits. The type of serum used depends on what skin flaw you are hoping to solve. For acne, a salicylic acid serum can clear pores and fight future breakouts. However, this highly customizable treatment is also excellent for addressing issues like uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles, acne scars, and melasma.
How Does Dermalinfusion Help Treat Adult Acne?
If you live with adult acne, you already know regular exfoliation is essential for keeping your pores clear and clean. Dermalinfusion takes exfoliation to the next level by removing pollutants and impurities from your pores using a small, pen-like device.
During treatment, we use the pen-shaped tool to buff away dead skin and improve skin texture, while a vacuum in the middle unclogs pores and removes those dead skin cells. Meanwhile, the pen also deposits your customized serum directly into your pores. It’s completely painless; you only feel a slight sucking sensation as the pen glides across your skin.
Dermalinfusion is an excellent choice for treating both oily skin and acne. The treatment can also minimize the look of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sun and age spots, and hydrate dry skin. The procedure is much less invasive than laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel, without any need for downtime. Our patients love that there are no side effects or redness to worry about, and that they can resume their normal daily activities without delay after getting treatment. Because Dermalinfusion is so safe, gentle, and non-invasive, it will not cause irritation, even if you have sensitive skin.
Immediately after your procedure, you will notice your skin looks and feels softer, with a healthy glow. For maximum benefits for the quality of your skin, we may recommend scheduling a series of Dermalinfusion treatments spaced two to four weeks apart.
How to Maintain Acne-Free Skin Between Treatments
Because of our skin care expertise, people often ask us how they can minimize breakouts and enjoy a clearer complexion between acne treatments. Here are our top tips:
- Wash your face twice a day, morning and evening. Washing more often than this can leave your skin dried-out and irritated.
- Use cool or warm – not hot – water and a gentle cleanser.
- Use your hands or a soft cloth and wash for 30 seconds.
- Gently pat, don’t rub, your skin dry.
- Apply a light moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores. Look for the phrase “non-comedogenic” on the label.
- Keep a salicylic acid spot treatment on hand in case of emergency flare-ups.
- If you wear makeup, be sure to thoroughly remove all traces of it from your skin. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to clogged pores.
- Try to minimize stress, which can trigger acne breakouts.
- Eat a balanced diet, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrated skin is healthy skin.
- If you do get pimples, don’t pick at them or try to pop them.
Professional Acne Treatments in the Houston Area
M Spa Face and Body is proud to help patients achieve peace of mind and confidence through flawless, clear skin. Want to find out if Dermalinfusion or any of our other acne treatment options are right for you? Contact M Spa Face and Body at 281-886-7006 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.