May 28, 2020

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Female hand on shoulder with acne | perri dermatologyIt may surprise you, but if you suffer from adult acne, you’re actually not alone. Many men and women have to deal with acne in their adulthood, and it can be downright frustrating. I mean, didn’t we already graduate from our teenage years and leave all that behind? I, for one, thought so! So why do we as adults, have to seek help for acne treatment all over again?

Well, Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology wants his patients to be well informed about their skin conditions, whatever they may be, and know when the right time is to make an appointment to see him for professional help. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common factors that may be worsening your adult acne, and let you know how Dr. Perri can help with effective acne treatment.

Hormonal fluctuations are a common cause of worsening adult acne.

As we age, we go through several huge hormonal changes. One of those occurs during puberty, and more hormonal changes happen as we walk through our adult years.

Women deal with increased adult acne around the time of their menstrual cycle. When women ovulate, their progesterone levels increase. This increase is directly related to the overproduction of sebum production (an oily, waxy substance that coats, moisturizes, and protects the skin). Other times women experience hormonal acne is during or after pregnancy, during perimenopause and menopause, or when women start or stop using hormonal birth control pills.

For men, changes in testosterone can be blamed for the appearance of male adult acne. So, as you can see, adult acne does not pick favorites.

Many residents who suffer from adult acne as the result of hormonal fluctuations and require medical acne treatment from Dr. Perri, often experience cystic acne around the chin, neck, and back. This type of acne is best treated with a customized acne treatment plan developed by Dr. Perri after he has fully evaluated your skin and discussed your medical history with you.

Stress is another common reason why your adult acne may be worsening.

Men and women all over can attest to this one! It’s almost like we try to outdo each other in a contest of who can be the most stressed. Well, if you’re under a lot of stress—in any capacity—it likely has something to do with your adult acne.

It’s believed that cortisol may the contributing factor when it comes to stressed-induced acne. Cortisol is an important part of our bodies that we can’t live without, but when we experience stress, our bodies release too much cortisol, which results in problems with other bodily processes. It even affects your skin. So, when you’re stressed, you allow cortisol to provide a perfect environment for acne to pop up on your skin!

If you know your acne is caused by stress, call Dr. Perri for an appointment. He will be able to provide you with a customized acne treatment plan to get you cleared up and happier with your appearance—which will result in less stress!

Pollution can make your adult acne worse.

This one may surprise you, but environmental pollution can play a role in causing your adult acne to get worse. Clogged pores cause acne, and pollution creates a film of dirt and grime on your face. That’s why it’s important to have an effective cleaning regime in place, both day and night, to make sure you’re clearing your pores of the pollution you’ve endured during the day. Dr. Perri can help recommend some amazing acne treatment products to help create a barrier between your skin and outside pollutants, as well.

When You Should See Dr. Perri For Acne Treatment

If you’ve been dealing with adult acne and have tried several at-home acne treatments to no avail, it could be time to make an appointment to see Dr. Perri at his office. He and his team are highly qualified to provide safe, effective acne treatment on a person-to-person basis.

Call his office today at (281) 943-2749 to book your first appointment.