The understanding of acne is changing. Inflammatory acne is now thought of as a reaction to the acne bacteria, a normal component of our skin.
Comedonal acne (blackheads) is believed to be influenced by the keratinization process of the skin. Hormones play a role, especially in adult female acne.
Simply stated, acne is a multifactorial inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. Total clearance of all lesions is difficult, if not impossible, in adolescent skin. Dry skin in conjunction with acne is also difficult to treat, as most acne
medications are drying. We aim to improve skin health and eliminate acne lesions as best we can.