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Acne & Acne Scars in Rockford, IL

Acne is the number one skin concern in the U.S. An estimated 90% of teens suffer from acne but it can continue into adulthood and be difficult to resolve. Often during pregnancy or menopause hormones can aggravate the condition, even when women had been unaffected in their younger years.

The Most Effective Treatments For Acne & Acne Scars

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What Is Acne?

Inflammatory acne develops when the bacteria get trapped inside pores and become infected, red, and swollen. Varieties of inflammatory acne include:

  • Cysts: deep, painful, pus-filled lumps embedded beneath the surface of the skin; most severe
  • Papules: small, tender bumps caused by bacteria, oil, and dead cells get pushed into the skin and cause inflammation
  • Nodules: painfully solid, large lumps that form beneath the skin’s surface
  • Pustules: pus-filled, often yellow-centered papules

Aside from inflammatory acne, there is comedonal acne, which develops when a pore becomes clogged with oil and dead skin. This type of acne can include:

  • Whiteheads: clogged, closed pores that can become inflammatory acne if left untreated.
  • Blackheads: clogged pores where trapped oil is oxidized by air and appears black.

Why Do I Have Acne?

There are three main contributing factors to acne; excess oil, bacteria, and clogged pores. Each cause of acne responds best to treatments designed to specifically target the underlying source rather than the inflammation itself.

Schedule Your Consultation for Acne Treatment

We invite you to reach out to schedule a consultation for acne treatment. During your consultation and examination, we will help you determine which treatment is right for you and which will provide the results you are looking for. Your transformation begins today.

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