Flower Mound area patients ask, what causes acne?


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woman have acne on her face, treatment for acne from Dr. Bryan Selkin
Acne is a common concern for patients in the Flower Mound area. In fact, it is the number one reason patients visit a dermatologist. Acne is a condition that can be embarrassing. It is often associated with teenagers, but can be seen regularly in adults as well. Many patients who are experiencing acne may be interested in learning, what causes it.

What causes acne?

While myths have been around for decades that acne is caused by eating a high fat diet or consuming chocolate, none of these have been proven. However, what has been proven as the four primary factors in the cause of acne is:
  • Presence of bacteria
  • Dead skin cells
  • Excessive oil production
  • Clogged pores
Oil, or sebum present on the face can plug the pores and is one of the most common reasons patients experience acne. While sebum production is perfectly normal, excessive production can cause clogging and result in acne formation. This typically occurs around a hair follicle and results in inflammation with bacteria. The entire process can be addressed with a special treatment plan from our team.

Treatment options

There are many options available for the treatment of acne, including prescription strength topical medications. Patients may also benefit from oral medications, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other services such as lasers and light treatments available through our practice to improve the health and beauty of the skin. Each patient gets an individualized program to best fit his/her needs and preferences.

Eradicate acne now!

Patients in Flower Mound who are struggling with acne are encouraged to work with a dermatologist to determine the type of acne and an appropriate treatment to get rid of it! Dr. Bryan Selkin of the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery can provide a diagnosis to help in finding a solution. His practice is located at 4001 Long Prairie Road, Suite 145. Call 972-985-9003 to book an appointment.

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