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Acne in Teens- we can help

By http://www.markbisharamd.com/author/
September 24, 2013

Got teen acne?

You're definitely not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 100% of all teens have at least the occasional breakout. Acne strikes all teenagers equally, regardless of sex, race or ethnicity. Most teenage acne comes from hormonal changes during the teenage years.  Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa can help you and your children or teen learn more about how to properly take care of your skin.

Teen Acne Triggers:

Hormones released at the onset of puberty are responsible for the appearance of acne during the teen years. These hormones stimulate the skin's sebaceous, or oil glands, creating an oily skin that is more prone to pore blockages and breakouts. There have been studies indicating that sress and diet can be additional acne triggers.

The Emotional Cost:

While acne is a physical problem, it also affects teens psychologically. Even if the acne is relatively mild, it may have a big impact on self-esteem and self-confidence. Parents need to understand that even mild acne may have a profound impact on the way their teen feels about themselves. Helping with treatment and support can go a long way in protecting and repairing a teen's self-esteem.

It is important to start implementing a good skin care regimen around the age of 8, because this sets forth good habits that the child will carry out through their life. Starting with a basic 3 step regimen of cleanse, tone, and moisturize.  Making this a daily routine will also help their face become accustomed to controlling oil production.

What Can Be Done:

As the child enters into their teen years it's good to take preventative measures to fighting acne as well, such as coming in on a once weekly or monthly visit for a facial and other aesthetic treatments to help prevent the seriousness of the acne and keep their skin scar
free.

The next time you see our aesthetician at Dr. Bishara's office & The Paragon Med Spa- please ask how help your child or teen with their daily skin care regimen.  For more information about us, feel free to explore our website, or call the office today at 817.473.2120.

 

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