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Acne & Acne Scars

Treating acne is about more than your appearance. Acne can have a very negative effect on your confidence and self-esteem. For some, acne is only a problem during their youth, but for others acne can be a lifelong problem. Even if acne stops being a problem in early adulthood, scarring can seem to last forever. Luckily there are treatments that can remove acne, get rid of scarring, and prevent pimples from coming back again.

What Causes Acne?

Acne (acne vulgaris) is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, clogged pores, pimples and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too can suffer from acne. When severe, acne scars can often result. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring, if not properly treated.

Acne seems to be caused by several factors, although it is still not clear what has the strongest correlation. Genetics is most likely the primary factor. Some people are just predisposed to getting acne. There are some behaviors that are associated with acne breakouts as well. These include not cleaning out dirt, sweat, and makeup from the face. These can block pores and cause pimples. Stress and hormones are also believed to be contributing factors to acne. For the most part, people get acne through no fault of their own.

How Can We Treat Acne?

Luckily, there are many treatment options available to get rid of your acne or scarring. At Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center, we can offer you topical medications as well as procedures that will get your confidence back and get you ready to take on the world. Some common procedures include medical peels, and laser treatments. To remove scars, we offer microneedling, which encourages natural skin healing by drawing collagen to the scarred areas. 

The team at Bridgeport Laser & Wellness knows that not every acne breakout is the same, and not every patient’s skin is the same. That’s why we offer customized acne treatment options to make sure that your specific situation is dealt with appropriately. You will get treatment in a comfortable environment with friendly and dedicated staff.

Get Rid of Your Acne

There are several treatment options available to fit your budget and lifestyle. Call Bridgeport Laser & Wellness in Portland at 503-772-3297 for the best acne treatment available.

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