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Why Do Adults Get Acne

When we think of acne, we often associate this skin condition with hormonal teenagers and young adults. However, many adults continue to deal with acne well into their adult years. While over-the-counter skincare products might help reduce acne, some more severe cases may require the assistance of a professional. At Kendall Dermatology in Miami, FL, Dr. Aaron Coulon can help!

Why do adults get acne?

There are many reasons why an adult may still deal with acne well after their teen years. Acne is an infection that is caused by bacteria that clogs the skin pores with oil. This results in inflammation and redness that can contribute to the development of cysts, nodules, whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, and postules. Additionally, certain changes in lifestyle, such as diet and hygiene habits, along with hormonal changes, can cause the onset of adult acne as well. It is best that patients speak with a dermatologist to determine the cause of their condition, diagnose the type and severity of the acne, and work with a professional to clear the skin and restore confidence.

What can be done about adult acne?

Dermatologists have a wide range of medications and procedures that can be used to eradicate or control acne in patients of Miami, FL. Below are just a few of the approaches our dermatological team may recommend to address the problem:

  • Topical medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Oral medications
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Facials
  • Light-based therapy
  • Laser-based therapies

In many cases, our dermatologists may suggest a combination of procedures and treatments for patients to aggressively treat more severe cases. During an evaluation, the doctor will provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient to help them clear the skin and take control of their acne once and for all!

Are you an adult struggling with acne?

You are not alone. Many adults deal with acne well into their 30’s and 40’s. Controlling acne may require the assistance of a dermatologist. We encourage you to call our team at Kendall Dermatology in Miami, FL at (305) 595-0393 to request a consultation. Dr. Aaron Coulon is here to assist at our state-of-the-art dermatological facility located at 9408 SW 87th Avenue, Ste. #300.

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