Adult Acne & Hormones

According to the AAD American Academy of Dermatologists they are finding that late-onset or adult-onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s. Acne located beneath the cheekbones and along the jawline is often more likely to be related to hormonal issues than acne across the forehead or the bridge of the nose.

Out of the symptoms that wreak havoc in people’s lives when they’re struggling with hormonal woes, it seems like acne is at the top of the list when it comes to symptoms that are frustrating, demoralizing, and deeply connected to that persons ability to feel like them self.

Hormonal acne is a great warning sign that’s showing you that your body needs some support and attention, but it’s not a curse. With the right care, your skin and hormones can find their way back to balance. Fractional Laser treatments work brilliantly to help dry up breakouts and in later sessions to smooth out the texture of the skins surface. Topical Applications or treatments are also available. Call for complimentary consult & specials, 520-789-0365 Quality Aesthetics & Wellness

The role of androgens
Androgens, the male hormones present in both men and women, can contribute to acne flares by overstimulating the oil glands and altering the development of skin cells that line hair follicles in the skin.

The majority of women with acne have normal androgen levels, but hormonal testing is recommended for females who have acne accompanied by excess facial or body hair, deepening voice, or irregular or infrequent menstrual periods. Other related symptoms such as excess sebum, Skin cells become abnormally sticky and accumulate, or clog up, in the hair follicle, Skin inflammation, the increased number of the acne-causingbacterium (Propionbacterium)

See one of our hormones specialist @ QLMC contact AnaGrace anagrace@qlmc.com for info & scheduling

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