Acne refers to the pimples, clogged pores, and cysts that cover the face and upper body area.
They usually start to appear around the teenage years although adults alike can experience it throughout their lives. According to the American Dermatologist Association, approximately 60 million Americans have active acne, with about 20 million that have acne severe enough to cause scarring. This includes men and women who are both affected equally by acne.
Acne is usually disfiguring to the affected areas, causing red pimples and blemishes and could lead to permanent scarring if no acne treatment is done. Many have tried various creams and medications, however, Dr. Escobedo believes acne treatment can be done through the natural power of light.
The three leading causes of acne include:
- Ineffective skin exfoliation
- Bacteria that infects the skin
- Excessive oil production from stress or hormones
Dr. Escobedo prescribes a regimen of daily skin care products to assist with reducing bacteria and improving skin exfoliation. He recommends directly reducing the oil producing glands within your skin by incorporating the South Beach IPL acne treatments.