Fighting Back Against Acne

Acne is extremely common, affecting about 85% of adolescents and young adults. Many doctors view acne as superficial and minor, but its effects can go much deeper than the surface of the skin. It can place a heavy emotional and psychological burden on patients that may be far worse than the physical impact. Studies from all over the world have looked at the effect acne has on self-esteem and self-confidence and have found definitive correlations between acne and anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.

The evidence is pretty clear — acne has some negative psychosocial effects that can last a lifetime. Therefore, we advocate a serious, thoughtful, and thorough approach to the treatment of acne. Too many patients are simply prescribed a drying agent for their skin and an antibiotic without an evaluation of personal medical history, lifestyle factors, and environment.

Some patients definitely need antibiotics; however, excessive antibiotic usage simply contributes to the ever-worsening pattern of bacterial resistance. The truth is, with a little investigation and education, many patients won’t need pills to control their breakouts. Some natural acne treatment remedies might just be what it takes. Given the importance of a successful acne treatment to one’s self-esteem and psychological health, and the need to reduce antibiotic usage, doesn’t it make sense to explore new treatment protocols? Let the team of licensed experts create a customized acne treatment plan for you. At St. Louis Skin Solutions we take a holistic view of our patients to create the best and most effective plan.

The St Louis Acne Solution

Do recurring break outs ruin your plans? Do you struggle with clearing up stubborn acne? The experts at St. Louis Skin Solutions have a solution for you! How would you like a treatment plan that will address your current break outs, and help keep future breakouts away? We know how frustrating it is to fight acne.

The St. Louis Acne Solution is a multi-faceted plan. Here’s what it looks like:

Appointment #1

1. Complete skin analysis and consultation with a licensed professional

2. Take home images of your skin

3. At home skincare regimen to control and reduce your acne

Appointment #2

1. Complete skin analysis and follow-up with a licensed professional

2. Improved images to take home

3. Diamond Glow treatment or ESR for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or appropriate chemical peel as determined by our licensed aestheticians

4. A plan for your next steps at St. Louis Skin Solutions

This program including your at-home skincare regimen is valued at over $500. We are offering this to you, our favorite patients for only $400! This is a 20% savings. Reserve your consultation today!

For more information, check out this helpful video


What Causes Acne?
Sudden acne breakouts can be because of numerous reasons, including hormonal changes or hormonal imbalance, an unhealthy diet including lots of deep fried and junk food, release of cortisol hormones because of excessive stress, excessive production of sebum and much more.
Should I stop wearing makeup if I have acne?
You don’t have to stop wearing makeup altogether, but you might try switching brands or going with a different type. If you’re noticing breakouts along the sides of your temples, hair creams or gels might be exacerbating your acne. Look for cosmetics and toiletries with the label “non comedogenic,” meaning that they don’t clog pores.
Does acne mean I’m not keeping my face clean enough?
Not necessarily. In fact, scrubbing too hard at your face can aggravate your acne, and using alcohol-based astringents can dry out the skin. Acne is triggered by hormones, and while gentle, regular cleansing with soap and warm water can sometimes help with mild breakouts, more significant acne requires more than just good hygiene.
What acne treatments are best for me?
That depends on many factors: your age, whether you’re male or female, how severe your acne is, and how long you’ve had it, among others. There are several options available.


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