What Causes Adult Acne?

July 8th, 2019

adult acneWhile many Spring residents think of acne as a problem that pre-teens and teens experience, the truth is, adults can have acne, too. In fact, Dr. Perri meets with many adults at Perri Dermatology searching for acne treatment to attain the clear, smooth skin their peers have. Many of these patients ask, “Why am I having acne breakouts as an adult?” The truth is, there are 4 main reasons adults get pimples.

  1. You’re genetically inclined to develop adult acne

The most common reason that adult’s breakout with pimples is they’re genetically predisposed to adult acne. But even if your genes are making pimples pop up on your face or other areas of your body, doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Spring adults with acne can still benefit from acne treatment options, such as prescription cleansers, peels, and oral anti-inflammatory medications. 

  1. You’re experiencing hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or menopause

Hormonal changes are a huge contributor to acne breakouts. That’s why pimples are so common in pre-teens and teens.

However, women experiencing hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause also experience hormonal changes, which could cause them to break out, even if they don’t normally have adult acne. Whether you’re expecting a baby or going through menopause, Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology can help you find the best acne treatment solution for you.

  1. You’re dealing with too much stress

Stress can take a huge toll on a Spring adult’s life and body. One of the ways an adult’s body may respond to stress is by breaking out with pimples. Whether you’re going through a stressful life event or are prone to stress due to an anxiety disorder, your chances of breaking out are higher.

The good news is, Dr. Perri can help. By recommending an appropriate acne treatment option based on whether you have mild, moderate, or severe acne, dermatologist Dr. Perri can help your skin clear up.

  1. You’re a woman whose menstrual cycle is causing breakouts

Spring area women have known the “joy” of menstruating since their youth. Not only does a woman’s menstrual cycle affect her reproductive organs, but it can also cause changes in her skin, too.

A common acne treatment for women who break out before or during their menstrual cycle is taking birth control pills. But if you’re trying to conceive or have a medical reason that prevents you from taking oral contraceptives, other treatment options can help. Just ask Dr. Perri for the best solution for you!

Don’t Be Embarrassed to See Dr. Perri About Your Case of Adult Acne

It doesn’t matter how old you are – nobody wants acne. While it can be difficult to endure during adolescence, adult acne can be even more humiliating for some.

But just because you’re breaking out doesn’t mean you have to accept defeat. With treatment recommendations from dermatologist Dr. Perri, it is possible to clear up your skin for good. To have your case of adult acne evaluated and receive the best possible treatment recommendation for your unique case, schedule an appointment with Perri Dermatology today.

Dr. Perri’s practice can be reached by calling (281) 943-2749.