Acne as an Adult: What Am I Dealing with?

Though acne is known to occur in teenagers, puberty isn’t the only cause of long-term breakouts. There are several types of acne, and the list of possible causes is endless. The specialists at Second Appearance are here to share a few types of adult acne, and how you can get rid of them for good!

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The Difference in Treating Adult Acne

You always had clear skin growing up, but surprise—you started breaking out in your grown-up years. Experiencing acne as an adult is actually more common than most people realize, affecting some through their 50s! Adult acne can be triggered by things such as stress, medication and, at times, hormonal changes.

Since adult acne is less oily than the breakouts that teenagers deal with, over-the-counter treatments are less likely to show positive results, and can actually irritate or dry out the skin. And because this acne shows up in more sensitive areas such as the chin and sides of the face, this irritation and dryness can be even more troublesome.

Hormonal Acne

This type of acne is extremely common for women in their late 20s and 30s. Even if you never experienced acne as a teenager and always had clear skin, dealing with breakouts later in life is still a possibility. Hormonal acne typically pops up before, during or after your menstrual cycle, affecting the area around your chin and mouth. This pesky acne doesn’t only occur when you’re menstruating, but when you’re nearing menopause as well.

Pregnancy Acne

When your hormone levels increase, this can cause huge changes in your body—with your skin’s production of oils being one of them. Your skin is producing more oil, which makes you more likely to break out and cause acne. Though acne during pregnancy can’t be predicted, it is more common for women who also experience breakouts during their menstrual cycle. It’s extremely important to see a specialist when treating this type of acne, as over-the-counter products could harm your baby.

Types of Acne

Treating Acne at Second Appearance

No matter your age or the cause of your acne, getting rid of it can be quite the challenge! At Second Appearance, we have a simple solution—Intensif RF Microneedle Skin Remodeling. This microneedling treatment gently pierces the skin to create microchannels and deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy. This RF energy stimulates collagen production and tightens skin, helping eliminate all types of active acne, acne scars and other skin imperfections.

If you’ve tried treatment after treatment and nothing has worked for you, schedule a consultation by calling 817.442.0999. We’d love to help give your skin a fresh start! 

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