Going back to school is exciting on so many levels: reuniting with old friends, making new ones, starting brand new classes and embarking on a new adventure with the ups and downs. Exciting, but also stressful. Few things are worse for a teenager than going back to school feeling self-conscious about acne.
It doesn’t have to be that way. DermSurgery Associates can help ease the transition back to school with a variety of skin care recommendations and treatments to relieve acne and other skin conditions. With clinics conveniently located throughout the Houston area, there is one close to you.
Acne refers to plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples and cysts or nodules. It can occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. It affects most teenagers, but can even plague adults well into their 40s!
Ideally, you want to practice a comprehensive skin-care regimen that prevents acne in the first place. For typically oily teenage skin, that might mean washing your face twice daily with a cleanser including benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Always avoid harsh chemicals that just make the condition worse!
For very oily skin and acne, DermSurgery Associates offers effective treatments, and can successfully treat the scarring as well. PDT Acne Laser/Light Treatment is an easy, in-office therapy that helps reduce the size or oil producing glands and reduce bacterial production. It also stimulates collagen production, which diminishes the appearance of scarring.
As a matter of fact, DermSurgery Associates offers a wide range of therapies for acne scarring which can result from even light cases of acne. These treatments can include Fraxel Re:Store Treatment, V-Beam Perfecta®, Smoothbeam™ (Laser), Microdermabrasion, PicoSure, Excel V, and even the new SkinPen.
With the array of treatments available at DermSurgery Associates, there is no reason for your teen to start school feeling badly about his or her appearance. Call your DermSurgery clinic today and let their expert team of skin-care specialists customize a daily skin-care regimen or treatment plan to ease the transition back to school and prepare your teen for a year of glowing, worry-free skin.