Why Do I Still Have Acne?

Why Do I Still Have Acne?

It’s one thing to deal with acne — pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads — when you’re in your teens. But, for some, acne continues to be a problem long into adulthood. You might be seeing gray hairs, and still struggle with acne outbreaks.

Instead of trying harder with diet or skin care routines in an effort to finally defeat your adult acne, get in touch with Dr. Dareld Morris at Morris Medical Center.

Dr. Morris provides professional treatment with cutting-edge laser technology to adult and teen patients from his offices in Fort Myers and LaBelle, Florida.

Causes of acne

Acne is a very common skin condition, and can be related to a lot of factors. Acne occurs when harmful bacteria start to grow on the surface of your skin. If your skin is very oily, clogged pores can provide a great environment for bacterial growth.

There are multiple types of acne, including cystic acne, facial acne, and back acne. You could see whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, or a mix of all of the above. Some people notice that acne can be related to diet, triggered by certain foods, or connected to hormonal changes related to menstrual cycles.

Acne blemishes that injure your skin can result in scarring. One of the reasons why it’s not a good idea to pick at pimples is that it increases your risks of infection and eventual scarring.

No matter how hard you try to manage your acne through dietary changes and over-the-counter skin care products, you might still suffer from persistent outbreaks. That’s where Dr. Morris and his team come in.

Treatment options to resolve your acne

Whether you’re a teenager dealing with adolescent acne, or an adult who still suffers from acne years after high school, Dr. Morris and his team can help. We use the most up-to-date skin care science to effectively treat acne outbreaks, reduce the frequency and intensity of future outbreaks, and even reduce the appearance of acne scars.

At Morris Medical Center, your acne treatment options include aesthetic laser therapy, highly effective against the bacteria that cause acne on both light and dark skin. Laser therapy can also help with acne scarring. Here’s how it works.

Benefits of laser therapy

We use the gentle and highly effective LightPod® laser technology to target areas of your skin affected by acne. The heat from the precision laser tool doesn’t harm your skin, but completely destroys acne bacteria. Laser therapy also heats your sebaceous gland and surrounding skin, reducing swelling, inflammation, and even oil production.

You won’t need extensive recovery time after a laser therapy session. Laser therapy has few, if any, side effects. And, you can start to see improvement right away, as inflammation and irritation in your treatment area clear up and your skin stays drier and less oily. Results can be long-lasting. You may benefit from multiple treatment sessions, each spaced several weeks apart.

In terms of acne scarring, it takes a few days or weeks after a treatment session for full results. The laser treatment stimulates your skin to increase your natural production of collagen, filling out and evening your skin’s contours.

To learn more about your treatment options for persistent acne, get in touch with Dr. Morris at Morris Medical Center today. Schedule your appointment online, or call now to book.

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