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Why Do You Still Struggle With Acne as an Adult?

You might think of pimples and acne as more of a teenager thing, gone by the time you graduate. While it’s true that the hormonal changes of adolescence can wreak havoc on your skin, skin problems don’t necessarily fade after high school. For many adults, the pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and acne scars of adolescence never really go away.

You could be in your 20s, 30s, or 40s and still be dealing with acne breakouts. The good news is that you have professional treatment options available to you that can help you get rid of your acne for good. Ulin Sargeant, MD, MPH, and the experienced team at Monrovia Internal Medicine & Primary Care can recommend the best approach for your skin.

With a comprehensive, personalized acne treatment plan, your breakouts can be a thing of the past. Dr. Sarge has helped many patients clear up even stubborn and severe adult acne, improving self-esteem and reducing skin scarring.

Blemishes and bacteria: The science of skin care

Acne breakouts combine several factors that explain why you still struggle with acne as an adult. Your skin may produce excess oils, causing your pores to become clogged. This creates an ideal environment for harmful bacteria to move in and start to grow.

If your acne blemishes get infected — which is more likely if you pick at or disturb them — you might end up with lasting scarring and facial surface unevenness. Cystic acne can become painfully inflamed and often leaves scarring.

Good skin care can help reduce acne outbreaks, but even with excellent hygiene habits, you could still find yourself struggling with regular breakouts. Hormonal changes, including those connected to a woman’s menstrual cycle, also contribute to ongoing acne problems.

Effective treatment options to address your acne

The team at Monrovia Internal Medicine & Primary Care can help you get even tricky combination skin under control. We may recommend multiple techniques and therapies to quell your acne outbreaks and eliminate remaining scarring.

Topical treatments for acne — including gels, creams, and ointments — may be able to reduce the frequency and intensity of your breakouts. However, many people find that topical treatments aren’t enough to completely eliminate acne symptoms, and unsightly scarring can remain after breakouts are cleared up, as well.

Dr. Sargeant may also recommend gentle chemical peel procedures. More intensive therapies like dermatological extraction can help with even the most stubborn cystic acne outbreaks. No matter how persistent or severe your skin condition, we can improve your skin.

To learn more about your acne treatment options with Monrovia Internal Medicine & Primary Care, contact our Duarte, California, office today. You can call or book online.

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