Adolescence is the period of puberty, a result of significant hormonal changes taking place during that time that results in increased sebum (oil) production, particularly on the face and upper body. This increased sebum, mixed with dead skin and bacteria, results in clogged pores and the skin’s inflammatory response in the form of acne.
Acne skin care treatments can help to control the acne and avoid scarring. These include:
After your acne has been successfully brought under control, you may now have to manage the acne scars left behind.
Depending on the type and severity of scarring, your doctor will customize a treatment plan for you. This may come in the form of lightening the acne scar, filling up depressed scars, stimulating collagen production for the growth of new healthy skin, cortisone injections to soften scars, light and laser treatments, and much more.