Fun fact, did you know that the average woman pops 4,153 pimples in her life according to a survey by Study Finds? While we don’t recommend squeezing or popping pimples yourself, as that can cause more damage to your skin, we want to let you know you have more (better) options that can leave your skin glowing – and help keep acne at bay.
From a simple blackhead or whitehead extraction to an emergency intralesional steroid injection for cysts, Lifetime Dermatology has the tools to help keep your skin clear and lessen the pain of severe acne. We also have treatments specifically designed to prevent acne and leave your pores open and clear. Read our blog for more information, or visit our acne treatment page to learn more.
No one likes acne. At its mildest, it’s an unsightly blemish that goes away in a few days. At worst, acne breakouts can be severe, painful, and never-ending. Typically, breakouts begin around puberty and subside as we age. For some people though, acne doesn’t go away just because you’re past your teenage years.
Almost everyone gets acne at some point or another; it’s the most common skin condition in the world. It’s caused by a buildup of dead skin cells in your sebaceous, or “oil” glands. Dead skin gets caught in these pores, trapping the oil which then turns into blackheads, whiteheads, and even painful cysts.
Acne isn’t caused by a “bad diet” or poor skin hygiene, although these things can make it worse. Acne levels can also vary from person to person based on hormones, stress, and genetics.
Every case of acne is different, and that’s why so many treatment options exist. Most remedies are over-the-counter, but if these don’t work, prescription treatments or in-office medical procedures could be the right next step for you.
From a simple blackhead or whitehead extraction to an emergency intralesional steroid injection for cysts, Lifetime Dermatology has the tools to help keep your skin clear and lessen the pain of severe acne like cysts.