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Adult Acne - It Happens...

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

“It’s embarrassing being my age and having acne!” “I don’t understand, I never had acne when I was in high school?”

These are what so many of our beautiful patients are telling us.

A common trend at Skin Worthy - a patient comes in for their Filler or Botox treatment and they don’t even think of asking about acne because they have “tried everything” and have given up. Patients love their injectables but are now residing to heavy makeup to cover up active pimples and left-over post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Girl, stop.

We must address this issue. Clear skin is healthy skin. Lips & cheeks do not mask the congestion and inflammation associated with acne. Having healthy, strong, clear skin is the fondant on top of a delicious injectable enhanced face. It is not too much to ask for both and we need to stop settling for less.

Here’s what it looks like, pimples around mouth and chin area or pimples on forehead. Usually not big cystic pimples — but the small ones with always at least 1 present at any given time.

We are here to normalize Skin for our patients. You are not alone— acne is a chronic condition (can last for years) and can commonly present for the first time in your 30s or even 40s.

The reason for the late onset is many fold. But if you keep the principal that acne is an inflammatory skin reaction from too much sebum (oily sweat) there are some logical reasons that this trend happens. As women age there are hormonal changes - drop in estrogen (anti-acne) and increase in progestins (pro-acne). Add the compounding daily stresses of work, relationships, kiddos and the stress hormones released during chronic stress - it is the recipe for adult female acne.

We can’t change your age or stress levels in your life but we can influence the amount of sebum production in your skin. It takes commitment and time from our patients. However, if your haven’t had a full acne consultation and committed to a retinol based medical grade skin care line for 3-6months, then you “haven’t tried it all.” There is hope and major gains to be made before oral pills.

At Skin Worthy we offer the ZO SkinHealth Acne kit for patients who suffer from breakouts.

This kit includes:

  • Exfoliating Cleanser - purifies the skin, removes excess oils & provides antioxidant protection

  • Acne Treatment Pads - utilize the benefits of both chemical & mechanical exfoliation & contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe active breakouts while preventing future acne

  • Exfoliation Accelerator - a glycolic and lactic acid complex that aids in the removal of dead skin cells while providing calming and soothing benefits with an aloe, green tea and chamomile blend

  • Sulfur Masque - combats congested pores and absorbs excess oil that leads to future breakouts,, can be used as a spot treatment or facial mask.

  • Travel Pouch - fight acne wherever you go!

Easy Tips for “Hormonal Acne”

  • Twice daily skincare - highly suggest Cleanse, Exfoliate, and Tone

  • Avoid Vitamin C serums for skin - majorly Acneic

  • No picking or popping - major cause of lasting redness, dark spots and scarring

Vitamin C serums & creams are contraindicated for acneic skin

Come see us as Skin Worthy to get your skin healthy again but know you will have homework. Remember, Adult Acne is normal and can be treated with education and a long term relationship with your favourite skin care team.

Health + Beauty, Always

Dr. Cody Hemsworth

call Skin Worthy 647-350-7546 to book your consultation today!

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