My Acne Embarrasses Me: Can You Help?

 My Acne Embarrasses Me: Can You Help?

An estimated 50 million Americans have acne. It’s the most common skin problem in the country, and it affects almost everyone at some point in their lives — from adolescents to adults.

But just because acne is common doesn’t mean it’s not embarrassing. Acne breakouts can lower your self-esteem, hinder your confidence, and make you shy away from the reflection you see in the mirror. 

Fortunately, professional acne treatment can help. Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our team in Fort Worth, Texas, offer comprehensive acne treatment to clear breakouts and restore your confidence.

Why acne breakouts happen

Your skin has sebaceous glands that naturally produce oil. The oil moisturizes your skin and keeps it from feeling tight, but sometimes, those glands secrete too much oil.

Excess oil sits on your skin and gets trapped in nearby hair follicles along with dead skin cells and bacteria. As a result, inflammation and infection develop, and visible acne blemishes appear.

Acne ranges from mild to severe. It’s most common on your face but can also occur on your chest, upper back, shoulders, and buttocks. 

Most people experience acne breakouts at one time or another. For some, acne breakouts are short-lived, and acne doesn’t require professional care. For others, acne is a persistent, painful, and embarrassing problem — and if you’re embarrassed by your acne it’s time to seek help.

How professional acne treatment helps

There are plenty of over-the-counter acne treatments available. Acne washes, scrubs, ointments, and more can remedy mild, occasional acne breakouts — but when those treatments aren’t enough, professional dermatological care can make a bigger difference.

Dr. Gracia and our team offer two different types of acne treatment:

Acnizil™ topical acne treatment

Acnizil is a unique treatment for mild to severe acne. It’s nano-technology silver based and kills common acne bacterias without antibiotics. That means it reduces acne breakouts, and your skin doesn’t build up a resistance to bacterial antibiotics.

Dr. Gracia often recommends Acnizil for adolescents, teens, and adults. It carries a low risk of side effects and is an effective alternative to over-the-counter acne products with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.

Using Acnizil is simple. You wash your face, dry it thoroughly, and apply a thin layer of Acnizil two times a day. After using Acnizil for about eight weeks, you should begin to notice less acne. You can keep using it as long as you need to.

CO2 laser skin resurfacing for acne

Laser resurfacing is an aesthetic procedure that uses light energy to target skin imperfections. Dr. Gracia specializes in SmartXide DOT Laser® resurfacing for active acne breakouts and acne scarring.

Laser treatment can be an effective solution for severe active acne, because it addresses the cause of the breakouts. It reduces acne-causing bacteria, slows sebaceous gland production, and reduces your skin’s natural inflammatory response.

It’s also a good option for people who no longer have active acne but are embarrassed by the scars that past breakouts left behind. Laser treatment ablates the top layer of your skin to reveal smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.

Don’t let embarrassing acne get the better of you. Work with Dr. Gracia to find acne treatment personalized for your skin. Request a consultation online or call our office at 817-336-9450 today.

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