Squashing 4 Myths About Acne!

Ever wonder what the true cause of acne is, who it affects, and why? There are a lot of myths about acne, and you don’t want to fall prey to incorrect information. We’re here to dispel the top misconceptions about acne and give you details on the true causes and effective treatments. Let’s get myth-busting!

Myth #1: Acne Only Affects Teenagers

While it’s true that hormones play a role in the development of acne, it’s far from the truth that acne is only relegated to your high school years. According to Dr. Melanie Pickett, a board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology, “Acne can frequently persist into adulthood and even appear for the first time after the teenage years. It is important to address acne at any age because of the risk of long-term effects such as scarring, as well as the effect of acne on overall self-esteem.” Regardless of how long ago you went through puberty, acne can affect you, so keep in touch with a great dermatologist no matter your age!

Myth #2: Acne Is Only Skin Deep

While acne definitely affects your physical appearance, it can also affect your emotional health. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, researchers have found a link between acne and depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues. That’s why it’s so important to get proper care to prevent acne and maintain healthy, blemish-free skin.

Myth #3: Acne Is Caused By Diet Alone

There may be a link between acne and what you eat, but there are other factors to be aware of. Excessive oil production, clogged pores, and inflammation-causing bacteria are root causes of acne, which can be addressed by both topical and oral treatments. For patients who prefer a less-invasive approach, Sebacia is a new non-antibiotic, non-hormonal treatment for acne available at Sanova Dermatology that uses gold microparticles to target the oil-producing glands in the skin. Consult with your dermatologist to determine what acne therapies are right for you to target the causes of acne and keep it at bay for clear, smooth skin!

Myth #4: Miracle Treatments

It’s important to be a discerning consumer when it comes to seeking out a solution to address acne issues. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is, and acne treatment is not “one size fits all.” An experienced professional can help you with skincare routines, over-the-counter treatments, and prescription medications and therapies to help clear up acne.

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Interested in learning more about acne, its causes, and treatments? Check out our website and reach out to us at Sanova Dermatology for an appointment or more information. Our expert team of providers can’t wait to help you with your skincare needs!

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