Complete Holistic Acne Treatment in Dallas, Tx
Whether you’re a teenager or older, if you have acne, you’re looking for solutions to make your skin smooth and clear again. Francisco Quiroz, MD, an acne expert at Splendor of Youth in Dallas, Tx, tailors acne treatments to help your skin regain its balance.
If you’re a man, woman, or teen in the Dallas area who wants to clear away acne lesions from your face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders, contact Dr. Quiroz by phoning his friendly staff or booking a consultation online.
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Splendor of Youth is here to help you restore your youth and wellness again. Our lead physician is board certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine with over two decades of experience in helping men and women regain their confidence through health.
What Is Acne?
Acne is a common skin disorder that tends to afflict young men and women in their teens. However, about 20% of acne sufferers are adults.
Acne usually appears in conjunction with the hormonal changes associated with puberty, starting somewhere around the ages of 10-13 years. Acne develops when secretions from your sebaceous glands — otherwise known as your oil glands, which are located at the bottom of your hair follicle — clog the follicle opening.
Large clogged openings appear as small, dark spots called blackheads. Small clogged openings look like flesh-colored or whitish bumps known as whiteheads.
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Why Do I Have Acne?
You didn’t get acne because you ate too junk food. Your genes and hormones cause acne. Other factors that contribute to acne include:
- High levels of androgens, like testosterone (common in both girls and boys during puberty)
- Oily skin
- Bacterial overgrowth in the clogged follicles
- Some oral contraceptives
- Injectable contraceptives
- Hormone-releasing IUDs
How We Treat Acne Naturally
Dr. Quiroz helps you get your acne out of control with lifestyle adjustments, topical medications, and — in severe or recalcitrant cases — oral medications. She advises against popping or squeezing acne lesions yourself to avoid damaging your skin or causing an infection.
Possible adjustments and therapies include:
- Gently cleansing skin with mild cleanser and astringent twice a day
- Only using non-comedogenic cosmetics
- Protecting your skin with daily sunscreen
- Topical preparations with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, or Resorcinol
- Prescription medications such as antibiotics or Accutane
- Oral spironolactone (recalcitrant cases and women who have PCOS)