Posted on 05 Sep 2023

Acne is a common skin condition that often leads to pimples and blemishes on the face. It usually occurs when pores are clogged with excess oil, debris, and dead skin cells.

Young adults and teenagers are the most affected, but adults can struggle with acne as well. But what leads to it, and how can you get rid of it?

Let’s take a look at what causes acne and the treatment options that are available today.

What Causes Acne

Whenever oil, dead skin, or bacteria become trapped in pores, the result is acne. But why does that excess oil and bacteria appear in the first place? In order to properly treat acne, it’s important to understand what causes it.

Hormonal Shifts

Hormonal shifts often cause acne. These shifts can cause excess oil, and they typically happen throughout adolescence, menstruation, pregnancy, and during menopause.


Your acne can also be heavily influenced by genetics. If either of your parents had acne, your risk of developing the skin condition increases.


Some medications can also trigger the development of acne. Medications like corticosteroids, testosterone, or lithium have been known to cause this skin issue.

Effective Treatment Options

Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options you can turn to when you’re struggling with acne. Some of the treatments include:

PicoWay Laser Treatment

The PicoWay Resolve Laser is one of the most effective laser treatments for acne and acne scarring. The treatment uses an ultra-short laser to refresh the skin in the target areas and stimulate collagen production. It’s a completely painless procedure, but you may feel some warmth on your skin.

And with no downtime, you can return to your daily routine immediately. You will see results in only one treatment.

ZO Skin Health Treatment

Great skincare can be vital to addressing acne. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we recommend ZO Skin Health products for acne. ZO Skin Health offers a variety of products that not only addresses active breakouts but can also keep acne at bay. Some of the products they offer include Acne Control, Oil Control Pads, Exfoliating Cleanser, and Dual Action Scrub.

Schedule A Consultation

Although acne can be a struggle, effective treatment options are available. But to find the right treatment, it’s important to understand what’s contributing to your acne. Our Medi Spa team and our Patient Care Coordinator at Neaman Plastic Surgery can help you find the right treatment for you and your skin.

To start your journey to clear, glowing skin, schedule a consultation today. Call our Salem, OR office at 844-338-5445 or book online.

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