What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that although not serious, can cause scarring. It is caused by clogged skin pores and is usually common on the face, neck , back, shoulder, and chest areas. Although many think of acne as a misfortune of the teenage years, studies show that it affects people of almost all ages. Research done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that about 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 at some point have outbreaks of acne.

What causes acne?

There are many factors to what could cause or worsen acne. Some of the main ones are

  • hormonal changes
  • a high-sugar diet
  • stress

Some of the treatments that Dr. Johnston may offer you include:

  • Acne Medication: Dr. Johnston will analyze what is best for you and find a medication that is tailored to you. ​​
  • Morpheus8 Skin Rejuvenation: This will help reduce existing acne and help reduce the appearance of old acne scars

Here at Health & Vitality, Dr. Johnston can help you figure out what is causing your acne problems and how to fix it. Set up an appointment now to discuss your options.