Acne is an extremely common problem, affecting over 95% of the population at some time in one’s life. However, for some individuals, acne is a chronic problem. Acne is more common during adolescence because of hormonal changes affecting sebaceous glands. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many continue to be affected much longer or develop acne or acne rosacea as an adult. Aggravation of acne in later life may occur with menstrual periods, use of birth control pills or other medications, use of oil-based products and/or stress. As well, some cases of acne have been found to have a genetic basis. Whatever the cause, acne can generate devastating emotional and self-esteem issues for both adolescents and adults. If untreated or partially treated, acne can leave permanent scars. Even a mild case of adolescent acne can produce permanent scarring.
The costs of over-the-counter and prescription medicines for acne have reached billions of dollars each year. Unfortunately, various acne medicines have varying success rates and some have very serious potential side effects, including birth defects, severe emotional depression and severe drying and irritation of the skin. All in all, acne can be a frustrating condition to treat.
However, the era of modern acne treatment has arrived. Over the last decade, refinements in treatments and new techniques have led to superior results in acne therapy. Under the skilled care of Dr. Bassichis and his medical aesthetic staff, they can customize in-office and at-home regimens to treat your specific acne scenario. Using the latest generations of medications, topical skincare, laser care including intense pulsed light (IPL) and photodynamic therapy (PDT), medical spa treatments and technologies for an effective combination approach has achieved great successes and improvement for our patients with mild, moderate, and even severe cystic acne.
At the ADVANCED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER, Dr. Bassichis and his medical staff look forward to the opportunity to take care of your acne with a customized treatment plan designed exclusively for you.
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis
Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call (972) 774-1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com