Fact of Fiction? 5 Acne Myths Explained - Page

  • Posted on: Aug 4 2014
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Acne Myths:

Myth #1: Acne is a teenager issue

It’s not a given that you’ll grow out of acne. In fact, a survey of more than 1,000 adults published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 50% of women between 20 and 29 years old, 35% of women between 30 and 39 years old, and 26% of women between 40 and 49 reported having acne. Women can blame the same surge of estrogen you experienced as a teen, which increases during both puberty and peri-menopause causing an increase in oil production, inflammation and pimples.
Myth #2: Acne is caused by poor hygiene, not by dirt or surface skin oils.
Washing may help in the overall treatment of acne by removing excess oils, dead skin cells and foreign substances, but washing alone will not clear it up or prevent it. The best approach to hygiene and acne: Wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser, pat dry and use a prescription acne treatment.
Myth #3: Acne is caused by poor diet.

Extensive scientific studies have not found a conclusive connection between diet and acne. In other words, food does not cause acne. Not chocolate. Not french fries. Not pizza. Nonetheless, some people insist that certain foods affect their acne. If that is the case for you, avoid those foods. Eating a balanced & nutritious diet can have a dramatic effect on the health and the degree of inflammation that occurs in your skin. Acne is an inflammatory disease, so, although we cannot specifically implicate chocolate or pizza as the cause, a healthy diet together with proper medical treatment will bring about the best control of acne.

Myth # 4: Acne is simply a cosmetic disease.

Acne does affect the way people look, but does not otherwise pose a threat to their physical health. However, acne can result in permanent scars. Acne itself, as well as its scars, can affect a person’s emotional and mental health in a negative way.

Myth # 5: You have to let acne just run its course.

The truth is, acne can be treated successfully. If the acne products you have tried haven’t worked, there may be alternate medications and treatments that will work for you. With the products available today, there is no reason why anyone has to endure acne or get acne scars. Does your acne have you dreading the school year? You are not alone…Acne is the most common skin disorder in the world. Acne effects both men & women of all amp; ages, and it can often have a deep emotional & psychological effect on people. Approximately 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne, with many continuing to have acne well into their 40′s and beyond. Acleara, from Asarch Center, is a new breakthrough in acne treatment technology. It’s virtually painless, can take as little as 10 minutes and has immediate results. The Asarch Center is proud to be the first provider in Colorado to provide you with this technology. Acleara is an alternative for you if:

  • You have acne.
  • Your skin is oily and/or you have large pores
  • Over-the-counter acne medications just don’t seem to work.
  • You choose to avoid systemic treatments for acne such as oral antibiotics
  • Your acne does not respond to antibiotics
  • You want to avoid the side effects associated with prescription medication.
  • Previous acne laser treatments have been too painful and not very effective.

The Acleara device is cleared by the FDA to treat a wide range of acne in all skin types. Learn more about Acleara by watching the short video below from Dr. Asarch or by clicking here. Acleara Acne Treatment | Asarch Dermatology & Laser – Denver, Colorado from Dr. Richard Asarch on Vimeo. book an appointment

 Blue Light Therapy

Blu-U photo-facial light therapy Blue Light Therapy in Denvermay be a good solution for you if you are dealing with acne and/or acne scarring. This treatment is non-invasive and effective at treating acne and actinic keratoses, as well as sun-damage on all skin types. Blue light photo-dynamic therapy works by killing acne causing bacteria, overactive oil glands and pre-malignant skin cells and pre-cancers.

Acne Peels

The Asarch Center’s specially trained medical aestheticians provide additional acne treatments for both teens and adults.  Salt Peels or Acne Lift Peels help prevent future breakouts by gently exfoliating the top layers of the skin and removing bacteria.

Acne Products

Also suggested to promote clear and healthy skin is the DermaSpaRx Oily/Acne Line.  This daily regimen created and developed by Dr. Asarch specifically for acne prone skin helps smooth the complexion while preventing breakouts.

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Treatment for Acne Scarring

If you are suffering with scarring from acne, Blue Light Therapy may be a good option for you. Fractional Lasers can also reduce the appearance of scarring, while encouraging healthy, younger looking skin.

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