Adult onset acne has become a growing concern for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Although acne is not a grave disease, it can leave permanent scarring on the skin, and negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem. Fortunately, several treatment options are available.
Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and the patient’s age and lifestyle, but on average results are visible in six to eight weeks.
Over-washing is no solution. Dirt doesn’t cause acne, so excessive scrubbing won’t make it go away.
Squeezing or picking your blemishes–with fingernails, pins, or anything else–can force bacteria deeper into the skin, causing greater inflammation and infection. You’ll also increase the damage to the surrounding skin, so the blemish is more likely to leave a permanent acne scar.