Acne Through the Ages: Mature Acne

Mature acne should be addressed differently than teen and young adult acne, says Joel Schlessinger MD.

As if fine lines, loss of firmness and dark spots weren’t enough, many adults are experiencing difficulties with breakouts as they get older. This common skin condition affects millions of individuals of all ages. Because there are hundreds of different acne treatment options, it can be difficult to determine which method is right for adults. Physicians and aestheticians can choose from procedures, treatments and products that eliminate bacteria and heal the skin. In this post, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how to treat blemishes that affect mature skin types.

Joel Schlessinger MD and other dermatologists suggest treatments that address both acne and aging.

Most patients with mature skin are looking for a treatment that addresses both blemishes and concerns such as loss of firmness and fine lines. As skin ages, its ability to turn over new cells decreases. This causes the complexion to become congested, dull and sluggish, which can aggravate blemishes.

Increasing cellular turnover is an effective way not only to eliminate breakouts, but also to fade signs of aging. Dermatologists can perform laser resurfacing treatments that shed dead skin cells and allow the complexion to heal and repair itself.

Joel Schlessinger MD tells aestheticians to recommend products that encourage cell turnover.

Along with regular resurfacing treatments, a regimen of products that rejuvenate the complexion is a must for a mature acne routine. One of the best options is to use a product with vitamin A or retinol. These treatments renew the complexion and eliminate dead cells to fade fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.

To read more about treating mature acne, read this recent article from Skin Inc. Plus, learn about specific ways to treat teen acne and young adult acne by reading Joel Schlessinger MD’s blog.

Posted Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 4:17 pm
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