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Wake Health Medical Group
13200 Falls of The Neuse Road, Suite 113
Raleigh, NC 27614

Office: (919) 554-6754
Fax: (919) 554-5756


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Acne Treatment for the Raleigh, NC Area

  Acne & Acne Scar Treatments Raleigh NC

What Is Acne?

Acne (acne vulgaris-common acne) is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all males and females during puberty; the only exception being teenage members of a few primitive isolated tribes living in Neolithic societies. It is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria does play a role in its development. It is also not unusual for some women to develop acne in their mid- to late-20s.

At Wake Health Medical Group, conveniently located in The Triangle Area, NC, our skin care specialists are highly trained individuals who strive to empower our patients by providing them with a thorough understanding of acne care and control.

Cosmetic consultations at Wake Health Medical Group are always FREE. Why not call us today at (919) 554-6754 to schedule your consultation?

What Causes Acne?

No one factor causes acne. Acne happens when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty by elevated levels of male hormones. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance which lubricates and protects the skin. Associated with increased oil production is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature so that they are predisposed to clog the follicular openings or pores. The clogged hair follicle gradually enlarges, producing a bump. As the follicle enlarges, the wall may rupture, allowing irritating substances and normal skin bacteria access into the deeper layers of the skin, ultimately producing inflammation.

Acne appears on the skin as:
tender red bumps, also known as pimples or zits
pustules, and occasionally as
cysts (deep pimples, boils)
congested pores, also known as blackheads or whiteheads

Inflammation near the skin's surface produces a pustule; deeper inflammation results in a papule (pimple); deeper still and it's a cyst. If the oil breaks though to the surface, the result is a "whitehead." If the oil accumulates melanin pigment or becomes oxidized, the oil changes from white to black, and the result is a "blackhead." Blackheads are therefore not dirt and do not reflect poor hygiene. 

When Should You Start Acne Treatment?

Since everyone gets acne at some time, the right time to treat it is when it bothers you or when the potential for scarring develops. This can be when severe acne flares suddenly, for mild acne that just won't go away, or even when a single pimple decides to show up the week before your prom or wedding. The decision is yours.

How Does Wake Health Medical Group Treat Acne?

Wake Health Medical Group offers various procedures for the treatment of acne including:
Retin-A Peel
Glycolic Peel
Salicylic Peel
Deep Pore Facials
Acne Surgery
Smoothbeam® Resurfacing
Pixel™ By Alma Lasers® Fractional Resurfacing

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