Acne can have a damaging effect on both your appearance and your self-esteem. At Bayou City Dermatology, we understand that men and women who have acne often have sensitive skin as well. As such, we’re able to treat among the most severe forms of acne – without irritating your skin. We can treat virtually any form of acne – from severe cysts and nodules to blackheads and whiteheads and everything in between.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the different types of acne?
Blackheads occur when your skin is clogged beneath the surface. The air then oxidizes the substance inside the pore, causing it to turn black.
Papules are inflamed clogged pores. They are often red, swollen and tender to the touch, but they do not contain any pus.
Pustules are an easy to recognize form of acne. Sometimes known as whiteheads, they are swollen and inflamed pores that become filled with pus.
-Nodules and cysts, the most severe type of acne, nodules and cysts are large and painful bumps that remain in the skin for long periods of time, often leading to severe scarring.
How old is too old to undergo treatment?
A high glycemic index diet has shown some correlation with acne exacerbation, as have dairy products in patients who have hormonal acne. A common myth is that chocolate is thought to make acne worse, although there are no studies to support this theory. Scientists haven’t found a link between certain foods and acne breakouts. However, if you notice a particular food triggers your acne, try to avoid or limit it.
Is Acne Caused By Bad Hygiene?
Having acne doesn’t mean that your skin is dirty or that you’re not washing it enough. On the contrary, acne-prone skin is sensitive and using harsh skin cleansers or scrubbing can irritate your skin and make your acne worse. Gently washing with a mild cleanser once or twice a day is recommended to remove excess oil and impurities from the skin.
How do Hormones Affect Acne?
Hormones often play a role in acne and may trigger it, especially in adolescence, when hormones increase in both boys and girls. Some women find that hormonal shifts throughout their lifetime (ie. pregnancy, menopause) can cause acne even if they didn’t have it as a teenager.
How Does Stress Cause Acne?
Stress impacts your body in many ways mainly by leading to fluctuations in hormone levels. That is why many people often find that their acne flares up when their stress level is high.
Do Medications Cause Acne?
Certain medications and herbal supplements can cause acne as a side effect. Make sure you tell your dermatologist about all the medications and supplements that you’re currently taking in order to determine if they may be contributing to your acne.
Do Cosmetics and Makeup Cause Acne?
Cosmetics, especially if oil-based, may further contribute to clogged pores. It is crucial to use products that are labeled “noncomedogenic,” which means they are less likely to clog the pores. Mineral makeup is better than liquid makeup. Sleeping in makeup can cause acne breakout, and therefore, you need to remove it every night before bed.