What Causes Acne?
It remains unclear why some people develop more severe acne or continue to deal with it into adulthood. Your acne may come from a combination of:
- Blocked pores and hair follicles
- Excess oil production
- Bacteria (may live on the face or come from fingers or tools)
- Inflammation (often in response to bacteria or picking pimples)
- Use of pore-clogging skin products
Whatever causes contribute to your acne, our medical-grade skin care products and treatments can help to resolve it. We develop an individualized plan to match your acne and its causes.
How Can I Treat Acne?
While you may have tried topical skincare regimens before, our skincare products from ZO Skin Health use medical-grade ingredients to help you achieve acne control. This level of management can help many people get results, but you may need more intensive treatment.
ZO Skin Health care is the #1 Luxury skin care line in the world. It was developed by Dr. Obagi and works to remove excess oil, remove old dead skin and shrink oil glands that lead to whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. It is the foundation for all acne treatment.
Accutane, a prescription medication, treats acne by shrinking the oil-producing glands that cause pore-clogging. This medication can have some side effects, including dry skin and sun sensitivity, but it works very effectively to control acne.
Blue light treatments can help control acne by reducing the bacteria that causes inflammation leading to pimples. BLU-U Light Therapy, a highly effective blue light treatment can also be combined with a topical medication called Levulan to further reduce acne. This treatment works well alone or in combination with other methods.