Why Women’s Acne Problems are on the Rise in 2014.
Recent medical research, conducted by Northwestern University Institute for Women’s Health Research, shows an increase in the development of acne in post-adolescence women. These findings are surprising to many women because of the belief that everyone eventually outgrows acne breakouts. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and it’s estimated that roughly 30% of women between the ages of 20 to 60 + is facing the challenges of acne breakouts.
What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin disorder that can develop in an increasing number of women due to hormones and other substances in the body that affect the skin’s oil glands as well as hair follicles. This process leads to acne outbreaks and skin lesions that can occur on various facial areas, neck, chest, and back as well as the shoulders and buttocks. Bear in mind that when acne becomes severe, it can result in permanent scarring which is something that can be avoided with proper treatment. In most cases, acne is not usually a serious health condition, but quite frequently it’s a tremendous source of frustration and emotional distress.
While many women are very adept at covering up acne with makeup, that’s definitely not an ideal solution. Using makeup to cover acne can sometimes create more complications and problems by causing pimples, inflammation, blackheads, and whiteheads. This is especially true with oil prone areas such as the nose, forehead, and chin that are particularly susceptible to breakouts. If powders are used on top of makeup, there’s much more of a chance for complications.
The Development of Acne
Acne is a hormone driven skin condition which can start to become active as children enter their teenage years. These male hormones, also known as androgenic hormones, can be the trigger based on an individual’s sensitivity to male hormones. Other factors include skin bacteria and fatty acids in the oil glands. There are a number of things that may cause or aggravate the condition in some women such as:
- Hormone fluctuations during menses, pregnancy, and menopause.
- Picking or squeezing acne lesions
- Hats, sports headgear, and certain fabrics
- Fatty foods that may trigger a hormonal response
Many women, who have never experienced acne problems in their teens, develop the condition during menopause. Late-onset acne frequently forms on the jaw, chin, and around the mouth.
Acne Treatment in San Diego with Solutions That Deliver
At Laser Clinique Medical Spa, we deliver the most advanced laser acne treatment in San Diego. Our team takes pride in our commitment to excellence in patient care.
We have provided over 7,500 treatments that successfully eliminate adolescent and adult acne. Other procedures include laser resurfacing with a track record of over 3,500 procedures for the treatment of acne scars, lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks.