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Residents of Plano TX eager to learn about acne

Acne in Plano TX - Acne on Face The American Academy of Dermatology cites acne as the most common skin disorder in this country. At this moment, it is impacting the lives of 40 to 50 million Americans, and about 85 percent of our population will experience acne at some point during their lifetimes.

Sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum. Its purpose is to protect hair and skin by making it somewhat waterproof and preventing dryness. However, when these glands produce too much oil, pores and hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells, allowing bacteria to flourish. That generates the pockets of inflammation and infection you know as acne.

Acne shows up as the whiteheads and blackheads of blocked pores; red, pus-filled pimples; and deeper cysts and nodules. Acne can occur virtually anywhere on the body but usually shows up where there is an abundance of oil glands. The face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms are most commonly affected areas.

Acne strikes males and females, from teen to senior years, often triggered by hormonal changes. Pubescent girls and boys produce excess androgens, hormones that tell the body to make more sebum. Women are prone to acne just before and during menstrual cycles, and throughout pregnancy and menopause. High stress levels can prompt an acne onslaught for men or women at any age. Hot, humid conditions and inferior skin care products contribute to severity of breakouts.

Acne isn't a threat to your physical health, so why do Americans (including those in the Plano, TX area) spend billions each year combating it? They do it because of the social stigma and emotional toll of a flawed complexion, and the risk of a lifetime of scars. You deserve the confidence that comes with clear, calm skin, and the professionals at DSA Dermatology have answers.

When you seek acne treatment from a Board certified dermatologist, you get experience, compassionate advice, cutting-edge technologies, and the purest skin care products, in an acne management program personalized to your skin type and lifestyle. You won't find those benefits at the drug store, no matter how long you stand in the aisle reading labels.

When you are ready for serious acne care, make an appointment with Dr. Carmine McConnell or Dr. Daniel Achtman. They'll assess your needs and design a plan that starts with the right products for your skin type, and may include chemical peels, photofacials, microdermabrasion, blue light treatment, or laser therapy. Acne, including old scars is no match for their professional care.

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