Acne

What Causes Acne?
Bacteria Trapped Under the Skin

A plug is formed when oil and dead skin cells are trapped under the skin which creates a space where bacteria can live and acne forms.

Clogged Pores

A clogged pore is due to oil, dead skin cells or trapped bacteria.

Overproduction of Oil

Everyone has hair follicles that are connected to oil glands. An overproduction of sebum or oil can build up in the hair follicles and form a plug that leads to acne.

Dead Skin Cells

When skin cells die and mix with oil they clog the hair follicle which causes acne.

Common Misconceptions
Eating Greasy Food

Of course, the foods you eat are important for health reasons, but greasy food has little to no effect on the formation of acne or over production of oil on your skin.

Poor Hygiene or Dirty Skin

Dirt on the skin doesn’t create more oil or help form acne on or beneath the skin. Cleansing your face properly to get rid of dead skin cells and removing any oil that is on skin is always encouraged.

Wearing Make-Up

It is recommended to use non-oily products because the pores are not being blocked by oil.


Types of Acne

Non-Inflammatory
  • Whiteheads which are plugged follicles below the surface of the skin
  • Blackheads are plugs that are dark in color and push through the skin’s surface
Inflammatory
  • Papules are firm, pink bumps that are tender or sore
  • Pustules are small, red round lesions with a white center.
  • Nodules or Cysts are a severe form of acne that are usually very large and painful and may cause scarring.



Erase Acne with Facial Lasers

Our licensed aestheticians will customize a treatment plan using a series of facial lasers with minimal discomfort and downtime. Our acne diminishing lasers are safer and more effective than traditional acne medication. Finally get the clear skin you’ve always wanted.




“Sometimes people get scared when they hear the word ‘laser’ because they think it’s a drastic treatment, but it’s really not—there’s no downtime at all.” – Chris Whitenight, Medical Aesthetician



Patient Before & Afters





Happier Living Through Clear Skin

Terrance’s Story
Acne. We’ve all been there. It usually happens when we hit puberty, but sometimes acne can continue into adulthood. Cystic acne, in particular, can be difficult to deal with—that’s the kind that results in painful, deep-seated cysts that cause reddened bumps and potential scarring. Terrance, a college student, and Allure patient is all too familiar with how cystic acne can affect a person’s life. “Before I came to Allure for treatments, I had really low self-esteem because of the acne,”… Read More>



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