What is acne?
Acne is the term for the pimples and complexion problems that many teenagers, adults, and even young children deal with. Pimples mainly develop on the face, but they can often be found on the neck, chest, back and upper arms. Acne is only a cosmetic issue, and typically has nothing to do with your general health.
What are the causes?
Acne occurs when a pore in the skin becomes clogged by dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells will rise to the surface of a pore and shed. When your body produces a lot of sebum (oil that prevents our skin from drying out), it can cause dead skin cells to combine and stick together. When this happens, these cells become trapped inside of the pore instead of rising to the surface and acne will develop.
Pores can also become clogged by the bacteria that lives on our skin, p. acnes. Bacteria thrives in pores; once inside it will quickly multiply. With an abundance of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed and your skin will appear red and swollen. If the inflammation is deep enough, acne cysts or nodules will appear.
Request treatments at Vermont Med Spa
If you want to clear up your skin, schedule a consultation at Vermont Med Spa in Los Angeles. From our location in the Rampart Village/Koreatown area, we provide a variety of aesthetic treatments that can make you look and feel beautiful. Our acne treatments include facials, microneedling, IPL and Morpheus8 skin resurfacing. To find out which treatment is right for you, call (323) 660-5625 or request an appointment online.