Acne Treatment for Men

It is thought by some dermatologists that male adult acne is genetic. Others propose that ingrown hair in the beard region causes adult male acne. Many dermatologists think male acne results from malfunctioning oil glands. There is also proof that as men’s skin thickens following puberty, oil glands work overtime.

Learn more below about Younique’s popular treatments for our male patients with acne.

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    Most of us disliked our acne in our teenage years. In some cases, it continued into adulthood. Women understand acne springing from hormonal things like menstrual cycles. There are different causes, though, for adult male acne. Let’s examine the causes of adult male acne. We offer acne scar treatment for men, but men need to know acne’s origins, so they’ll understand the remedy.

    Causes of Adult Male Acne

    Stress is thought by many dermatologists to manifest in acne. What follows is a buildup of sebum or oil in the follicles, dead skin cells and bacteria. This results in raised red blotches, sometimes with whiteheads or blackheads. In men, this manifests on the back, neck and chest.

    The Usual Acne Treatments

    Most of us self-treat for things not serious enough for a doctor to examine. The first thing we snatch up is over the counter acne treatments, which contain sulfur, benzoyl peroxide and resorcinol. These ingredients remove dead skin cells and oil from pores. They don’t help adult male acne, however, due to the cause being inside the body. Ingredients in over the counter acne medications dry out the skin. This induces the body to produce more oil, thus exacerbating the problem. Scrubbing the skin with abrasive products further irritates the skin. Acne scars from this irritated skin are made up of collagen. Collagen is a protein produced by the body and is necessary for the skin. Excess collagen is often found in acne scarring. We hear men frequently asking what is the answer?

    Acne Scar Treatment for Men

    The answer is to get inside the skin to the origin of the problem. A cortisone shot decreases inflammation. Side effects are low, while the effects of the shot last for weeks. Micro Needling injects collagen into spaces created especially for storing the protein. Skin looks younger and is nourished by the collagen. Scar removal also goes inside the skin, but its effects are immediate. This involves different uses and targeting of lasers, wherein the blue light destroys dead skin cells, oil buildup and bacteria. We only use Alma Laser products, state-of-the-art, quick and comfortable. Patients will enjoy little to no downtime as well as younger looking scar-free skin:

    • The PIXEL system stimulates the skin’s own collagen production, which is what non-ablative means. It’s a gradual change with no downtime.
    • Clear Lift (or Q-Switch) resurfaces the skin, eliminating scarring and immediately restoring the skin to the youthful glow of yesteryear.
    • AFT Photofacials give patients a face with no lines, even colored skin tones and no imperfections in sight.

    Give us a call. We can restore your manly good looks today.


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      Dr. Mark Youssef

      Younique Surgery Center and Medical Spa is a high-end provider of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Youssef and his team strive to provide patients with cutting-edge procedures, the latest in technology, and the very highest levels of attentive customer service. After performing over 35,000 successful procedures, Dr. Mark Youssef has gained a world-renowned presence for Cosmetic Surgery in Los Angeles. He is considered an expert cosmetic surgeon that takes great pride in the work that he performs for every patient.

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