Acne is perhaps one of the most common skin imperfections out there. At some point or another, almost everyone experiences some degree of acne. Some people feel a great sense of discomfort when they see how acne may be affecting their look. VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Chicago specializes in clearing up acne, helping you achieve radiant, glamorous skin.
VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Chicago specializes in physician-regulated non-surgical aesthetics to help bring your beauty to light. Our medical staff’s highest priority is your safety and satisfaction on the road to achieving your aesthetic goals. Explore our treatment options and find out how we can glamorize your image! Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!
What is acne?
Acne is an aesthetic condition when greasy discharges from the body’s oil glands obstruct the small openings for hair in the skin. Once these openings are plugged up, acne is then formed. While acne is a condition commonly found in teenagers, roughly 20% of all acne cases occur in adulthood. People of all genders and backgrounds can experience acne breakouts. While acne is most commonly found on the face, breakouts may also be found on other parts of the body like the chest, back, and shoulders.
What causes acne?
Two of the most common causes of acne are hormones and bacteria.
As people go through puberty, testosterone influences the body’s production of sebum, which is the oil produced by the skin.
Bacteria can cause acne by clogging the openings of the skin where hair grows. As bacteria fills up these openings, whiteheads or blackheads–also known as “comedomes”– can be seen on the skin’s surface.
What doesn’t cause acne?
Acne is actually not caused by inadequate hygiene or dieting. Many cases of acne are the result of genetics and hormones, making them difficult to prevent. While breakouts of acne may be inevitable, VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Chicago offers numerous treatment options to alleviate breakouts and beautify your look!
What acne treatments do we offer?
- Laser acne treatment
- Chemical peels
- Intense Pulsed Light Photofacials (IPL)
- Laser Genesis
Consult with our medical staff to find out which of these acne-clearing treatments may be right for you!
If acne breakouts are making you uncomfortable, VITAHL Medical Aesthetics in Chicago has several safe and effective treatments to help glamorize your image! Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment! We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!