While acne is typically thought of as a condition affecting teenagers, nothing is farther from the truth. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 50% of women experience acne breakouts during their adult life. It is quite common for women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and older to struggle with acne.
Many skin experts attribute adult acne to an increase in your body’s testosterone levels. This leads to an excess of sebum, an oily/waxy substance created by the sebaceous glands to provide lubrication for your skin. When too much sebum is produced, oil and dead skin cells tend to clog your hair follicle pores. Eventually, bacteria forms in these clogged pores, leading to acne.
There are several factors which may make the condition worse, such as:
- Junk food
- Hormone imbalances
- Excessive sugar consumption
Fortunately, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers many treatment options which can effectively control adult acne breakouts. Depending on your skin type and the severity of your acne, Dr. Mani may recommend:
Please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule your free acne consultation. We serve patients in the La Jolla, California area.