Why do I have acne?

Acne commonly develops on the face, back, shoulders, and chest because of dead skin cells and oil that plug up hair follicles. Acne forms in these areas of the body because they have the most sebaceous glands (oil glands). Hair is connected to these glands, and when they get clogged up or the follicle wall begins to bulge, blackheads and whiteheads will develop.

What are the factors that cause pimples?

The most common factors that cause pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads are:

  • Family history
  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Age
  • Pressure or friction on the skin

If both of your parents dealt with pimples, you’re likely to get them as well. Hormones are the most common factor for teens, although they can develop at any age. Stress and friction do not necessarily cause pimples to develop, but they will make them worse. Contrary to popular belief, oily foods do not cause acne.

How can I get clearer skin?

Schedule a consultation at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, VT so that we can assess your skin and create a treatment plan just for you. Acne treatments aren’t a “one-size fits all” solution. After we determine what kind of skin type you have, we can discuss non-surgical, non-invasive treatments. We provide Hydrafacial treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and more!

Book treatments in Burlington, Vermont

Acne can be extremely frustrating to deal with and over-the-counter products only provide a temporary solution at best. In order to get rid of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads for good, you need a medical solution. The medical estheticians at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, Vermont, can provide you with both an in-depth skin analysis and an effective treatment plan. To get started, give us a call at (802) 861-2273 or book online using the button below.


* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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