What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition caused by blocked hair follicles. When sebum, the oil that keeps skin moist, and dead skin cells clog pores, pimples or zits form. These breakouts usually affect the face, but they can also affect the back, chest, and shoulders.

Acne is skin inflammation. We have sebaceous (oil) glands and hair follicles with fine hair. Sebaceous glands secrete sebum from the follicle through a pore in healthy skin. 

Furrows are lined by skin cells called keratinocytes. Normal skin cell shed causes keratinocytes to climb to the surface. However, acne causes hair, sebum, and keratinocytes to clog pores. This reduces keratinocyte shedding and blocks sebum from reaching the skin. The oil and cells in the clogged follicles allow germs from the skin to grow, producing swelling, redness, heat, and discomfort. After the clogged follicle wall ruptures, germs, skin cells, and sebum enter the skin, forming lesions or pimples.

The majority of people with acne clear up by their thirties, but others still struggle in their forties and fifties.

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Who Gets Acne?

Age and race do not matter with acne. It affects all races and ages. Yet teens and young adults are most likely to have it.

Teenage acne appears and has a gender-specific pattern. Men are more likely to have it as teens. Male acne generally results from this hormonal surge during adolescence.

Even after adolescence, acne might return. It may remain throughout maturity, where it shows a different tendency. Adult acne affects women more. Hormonal variations, stress, and other skin-affecting environmental variables may explain this gender preponderance shift.

What Are the Types of Acne?

Acne, a common skin condition, has different forms of lesions or pimples. Swollen or obstructed hair follicles are often called as “comedones”. The main acne types are:

  • Whiteheads: Plugged hair follicles under the skin become white lumps.

  • Blackheads: Plugged follicles emerge from the skin. They are black on the skin because air-exposed sebum discolors.

  • Papules: Small, pink skin lumps caused by inflammation. They are delicate to touch.

  • Pustules or Pimples: Pimples with a white or yellow pus-filled top. Red bases and soreness are common.

  • Nodules: These are large, painful, skin-deep sores.

  • Severe Nodular Acne (Cystic Acne): Deep, painful, pus-filled lesions define severe nodular acne (Cystic Acne). Cystic acne is named for its cyst-like skin formations.

What Are the Causes of Acne?

There are various causes, possible risks and factors that can worsen the condition of your acne:

  1. Overproduction of sebum, an oily substance that hydrates the skin, causes acne. Sebum from overactive sebaceous glands clogs pores and causes acne.
  2. Dead Skin Cell Buildup: Dead skin cells can clog hair follicles and pores, causing acne lesions.
  3. Bacterial Growth: P. acnes bacteria in hair follicles can cause irritation and infection, worsening acne.
  1. Hormonal Changes: Acne formation depends on hormones. At puberty, males and girls produce more androgens. These hormones increase sebum production by enlarging sebaceous glands. Hormonal changes during pregnancy might cause acne.
  2. Family History: Genetics may cause acne. Acne may be more likely if your parents have it.
  3. Hormones, corticosteroids, and lithium can aggravate acne.
  4. Due to puberty hormones, acne is more frequent among teens.
  1. Diet: Some research show that specific diets may worsen acne, although the actual relationship is yet unknown. Diet and acne development are still being studied.
  2. High stress can cause hormonal changes that aggravate acne in sensitive people.
  3. Pressure and Friction: Sports helmets, tight clothes, and backpacks can aggravate acne.
  4. Pollution and excessive humidity can irritate acne by inflaming the skin.
  5. Squeezing or plucking: Squeezing or plucking pimples can introduce germs, irritation, and scarring.
  6. Scrubbing too hard or using strong exfoliants might aggravate and worsen acne.

Recommended Treatments

Acne FAQs

Most Eve Therapy’s acne patients report minor pain during and after peels or LED light therapy. Your skin may be itchy and red, but this usually goes away.

Results from acne procedures vary in time. Within a week or a month. Duration depends on treatment kind, skin severity, and temporary shedding or redness before complete improvements are seen.

Your chosen acne treatment determines its cost. Contact us to learn more about our processes and pricing.

LED Light Therapy may require weekly treatments for a month and maintenance sessions every few months. The depth and your demands determine the number of Chemical Peel sessions. Your acne condition also determines the number of acne treatments that you need. Contact us to learn more.

Blue LED Light Therapy may take from 15–30 minutes, depending on skin condition. Your acne treatment will include a complete treatment plan based on your skin confition. You will also receive skincare product recommendations to boost and prolong benefits.

Are you ready to fight acne and unveil a clearer skin?

Eve Therapy offers advanced acne treatments.  Stop letting acne hold you back—face the world with confidence. Book an appointment today to start your road to clearer skin.

What Our Patients Say

Mark BlightMark Blight
19:09 02 Oct 23
I had a great experience with therapist Dana, the massage part of the service was Heavily, but then it turned up a notch with the facial, I walked out of that room feeling great and looking 10 years younger!
Michael QuachMichael Quach
21:09 29 Aug 23
Went for the acne facial treatment, Dana was the one that helped me with my treatment, she explained to me what she was doing every after every step. Had a great experience and would be willing to come again.
Jason MacraeJason Macrae
21:36 25 Aug 23
The service and professional staff are outstanding. They were very kind and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend to everyone.
Sun Y ChoSun Y Cho
00:23 23 Aug 23
I received a facial lifting treatment at the clinic (Inmode, sorry, I forgot the exact name). The clinic itself is very modern and new, with a great location that's conveniently close to the highway. The staff at the reception were super friendly and nice. The esthetician was very gentle during the treatment, and I almost fell asleep. Everything was very clean and well-managed. I'm definitely planning to go back there again.
Heeyoung KimHeeyoung Kim
18:35 10 Aug 23
Cannot rate this clinic high enough! Would give it six stars if I could.The front staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about all the procedures as well as all of their products.Made excellent recommendations and I loved every product I purchased.Shelby especially made my treatment very comfortable and went over the entire procedure. She (Dana) answered any and all questions I had, was highly professional and very welcoming.I felt I was in excellent hands and very well taken care of. I would recommend her and the clinic to all my friends and family.The clinic is beautiful and spotlessly clean.Will be returning here for future treatments and to purchase products.Wonderful clinic with outstanding staff.
Jenny KimJenny Kim
21:13 29 Jun 23
Eve Therapy was recommended to me by a friend who attends Evergreen Rehab. I have been suffering from allergic dermatitis and breakouts for a few months and visited the clinic to get a consultation. The aesthetician recommended skin care treatments that would improve my skin during our brief consultation. I have received Acne Care, Aladdin Peeling, MTS, and IPL sessions which not only reduced my acne breakouts, but also helped fade my acne scars. I also purchased the famous SkinCeutical's vitamin C serum which also helped with my acne scars and brightening. I also received a couple of sessions of MiniFx which help to tone and slim my arms and outer thighs. Definitely recommend seeing Lily K for any skin concerns!!
Sia BakSia Bak
05:51 15 Jun 23
I went to get a skin care consultation because i was planning for a wedding. I was only thinking about moisture management, but she gave me a consultation that was suitable for my skin condition, and they had a wedding package so i chose the wedding package with a happy heart. It's been a month since I took care of it, and I'm very satisfied and highly recommend it :)
rie rierie rie
03:34 15 Jun 23
I have a sensitive, oliy skin type and wanted to have decent cosmetics fit for my skin. And I found this spot care product and booked acne care therapy since they offered me a promo price. Recommend this place!