High school is long over, so why are your teenage zits sticking around? According to the National Institute of Health, roughly 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience acne breakouts. For an unfortunate few, however, the pimples keep on coming long after the teenage years are done.
Dermatologists aren’t exactly sure why some adults suffer from acne while the majority don’t. The answer could have something to do with fluctuating hormone levels during menstruation, the stoppage of birth control, or the onset of menopause. (That’s right, you may have to deal with zit and hot flashes!) Another factor could simply be genetics. Certain people’s skin produces more oil (called sebum) than others, and some people have smaller pores that are more likely to get clogged.
Though acne isn’t fun at any age, the solutions are the same whether you are 15 or 65. At MedX, we can help you develop a clinical skincare routine to manage your acne. This may include the use of acne-fighting medications, antibiotics, topical treatments, microdermabrasion, and more.
If you live in the Ladera Ranch area, contact us to schedule a skincare consultation today.