I'm Embarrassed About Having Chronic Acne

I'm Embarrassed About Having Chronic Acne

Just about everyone gets acne at some point in their lives. It’s the most common skin condition in the world — and while it’s often associated with the teenage years, it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.

And for many people, it's not just about the physical discomfort caused by painful breakouts. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our team specialize in aesthetics and acne treatment in Fort Worth, Texas, and we understand that acne can also significantly impact your confidence and self-esteem.

If you have chronic acne and are embarrassed about your skin, it's time to do something about it.

The impact of chronic acne

Acne develops when your hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. There are different types of acne, including pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and sometimes deeper cysts.

Hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications can all contribute to acne flare-ups. And no matter your age, those inflamed blemishes can take a toll on your mental health, causing feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment, and low self-esteem.

And unfortunately, the pain of acne doesn’t always end when the breakouts stop. Chronic acne can leave scars behind, further exacerbating feelings of embarrassment. These scars can vary in appearance, ranging from shallow depressions to more pronounced raised bumps, and they can persist for years if left untreated.

Treat your acne and restore your confidence

Acne can be stubborn, but you mustn't live with the blemishes. Dr. Gracia and our team can help you tackle tough acne and scars to give you skin you're proud of.

Manage active breakouts with Acnizil

Dr. Gracia specializes in Acnizil, a topical treatment for chronic acne. It's safe and gentle on all skin types and free from peroxides, acids, parabens, alcohol, dyes, and fragrances.

Acnizil contains a proprietary silver solution that helps kill the bacteria that cause acne. Consistently using Acnizil as part of your skincare routine can help you manage mild to severe acne by minimizing the severity of active breakouts and preventing future flare-ups.

Address acne scars with laser resurfacing

Treating active acne breakouts can help you feel better about your skin, but addressing the scars that acne leaves behind is important, too. Dr. Gracia offers laser resurfacing to stimulate new skin cell growth to help improve the appearance of acne scars. Before starting treatment, we assess your skin and your acne scarring.

During laser resurfacing, we focus a beam of light on your skin to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. The process helps reduce the appearance of acne scars by revealing smoother, more even skin underneath. Depending on the severity of your acne scarring, we may recommend a series of laser resurfacing sessions to achieve optimal results.

Rediscover your confidence

Living with chronic acne can be challenging, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Book a skin consultation with Dr. Gracia and our team for a personalized skincare plan to give you the desired smoother, more even-toned skin.

Your acne does not define you; your journey to clear, healthy skin is worth pursuing. Call our office at 817-336-9450 or request an appointment online today.

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