What is acne?

Acne is an inherited disorder of the pores caused inside the sebaceous glands – pores that shed dead skin cells much faster than normal. Normal pores shed about one layer of dead skin cells per day inside the pore. The acne-prone pore sheds up to five layers of dead skin cells per day and the body just can’t keep up. This forms the micro-comedone, the beginning of all acne. Taking up to 90 days, it turns into blackheads or congestion under the skin; or if bacteria is present (which just loves to feed on the dead skin cells and oil), it turns into inflamed pimples or pustules and maybe even cysts.

Acne affects 55 million people. It’s the most common skin condition among teenagers and adults. Acne can bring down your self-esteem, and cause anxiety and even depression. Acne is NOT caused by “dirty skin”. 

Treating and controlling your acne is fairly easy at Boston Skincare! We implement either or both treatments such as Aviclear Laser and/or Acne Bootcamp to get you started on your journey to clear skin.  Please take a look at our other blogs that goes more into detail about them! 

If you are unsure, please schedule a consultation to get you started on your journey to clear skin! 

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