Acne is estimated to occur in up to 55 percent of adults between 20 and 40 years of age. Despite being common, the exact causes of acne are unknown. The uncertainty of what triggers an acne breakout makes it a challenge to find a treatment approach that works to banish blemishes.
Below is a breakdown of the most common causes of acne. These causes can work by themselves or in tandem with others.
- Genetics – When thinking of the characteristics you inherited from your parents — eye color, body type, skin color, etc. — don’t overlook acne. If one or both of your parents had their own struggles with acne back in their younger days, you most likely will as well.
- Hormonal shifts – Sudden elevation of certain hormones during the onset of puberty may trigger overactivity of the sebaceous glands which in turn produce more oil, a significant component that acne-causing bacteria need to thrive. Similar hormonal shifts occur in the days leading up to the menstrual cycle in women.
- Adverse effect of certain medications – Acne is common among men and women who regularly use steroids, antidepressants, and hormonal medications that contain androgens.
- Inflammatory reactions – These could include allergies from food, medications, and skincare ingredients.
During your personal consultation at Nowak Aesthetics, we’ll help you figure out your acne triggers. Consequently, we’ll design a treatment approach that takes your personal aesthetic goals into consideration. Call us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form to schedule your private consultation. We look forward to your visit!