By having acne treated and with the right lifestyle modifications, you can make a big difference in your life. And all it takes is to schedule an appointment with our experienced, board-certified doctor, Dr. Kia, at the Allergy and Skin Spa.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin problem that leaves you with open or closed clogged pores, pimples, and cysts on visible areas of your body like your face, upper back, shoulders, and chest. The problem tends to crop up wherever there is an abundance of oil glands in the skin. While it is made famous by spotty teens coping with acne, the condition also affects adults, particularly women.
You develop acne when a pore in your skin gets clogged up. Normally, these are just dead skin cells in your pores which get pushed to the surface and shed. If your body makes excessive sebum or oil, these dead skin cells can start to clump and stick together in the pore instead of getting pushed out. Bacteria on your skin too can get trapped in that clogged pore – an environment that’s perfect for these microorganisms to rapidly multiply. This excessive replication of bacteria makes the pore go swollen and red from inflammation. You may also develop nodules or cysts if that inflammation runs really deep.