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Do You Have Acne Aging Skin?

If you suffer from adult acne, you know all too well how many treatments will just mask the problem and not solve it. Acne aging skin is the most common skin disorder in the U.S., affecting 40 to 50 million Americans annually. As a nation, we spend billions on acne aging skin treatments every year. And when makeup, lotions and potions fail, we are tempted to try just about anything.

To treat a skin concern, we need to fully understand the root of the problem. It doesn’t make sense to mask the problem when many aging skin concerns can actually be dangerous for your health.  

A common example of attempting to mask a problem is the myth that the sun will help improve acne. What people are actually seeing is the tan darkening the skin around pimples, making them stand out less. The sun also dries out skin, and while anything that cuts through oil seems like a good start, in the long run, sun only worsens acne. Sun exposure can not only make breakouts worse, it will age your skin prematurely. The sun damages the skin daily as it emits UV rays into the atmosphere whether it’s raining or shining.

UV rays damage the skin, weakening the natural barrier and causing it to lose moisture. While at first this means your oily zones dry up, your skin tries to fix this by producing more and more of its own oils. Instead of preventing or lessening breakouts, sun exposure worsens the root of the problem. It leads to overproduction by and overgrowth of sebaceous glands and can make blackheads more likely to occur, which is when oil and dead skin gets trapped in pores.

To add insult to acne, many of the chemicals (such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid) in blemish-busting creams worsen sun sensitivity, making your skin more vulnerable to UV-related aging and damage.

New Study Reveals Truth About Acne Aging Skin

There is a recent study that indicates people with acne aging skin may be more susceptible to the harmful UV rays than others. According to Greg Hillebrand, Ph.D., a recognized expert at Proctor & Gamble on the subject, there may be a real correlation between acne prone skin and skin aging.

“Porphyrins are produced by propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) that are normal inhabitants of the human skin and the pilosebaceous ducts. Porphyrins are highly fluorescent pores containing P. acnes and the associated porphyrins appear red-orange when facial skin is illuminated with long wavelength UVA radiation. The intensity of the follicular fluorescence and its extent of facial involvement is known to be proportional to the density of P. acnes,” says Dr. Hillebrand.

In other words, acne prone skin has a high amount of porphyrin content from P. acnes, which not only clogs pores but is potentially toxic to living cells. With exposure to the sun, porphyrins will oxidize lipids in the skin creating toxic peroxides that can cause skin damage. In fact, the presence of porphyrins may enhance or accelerate hyperpigmentation, wrinkling and other signs of photo-aging by sun exposure.

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Real Acne Aging Skin Solutions That Work

If you want to solve your acne aging skin concerns, we get to the root of the problem at the National Laser Institute Med Spa. We will provide you with a complimentary Visia Skin Scan Analysis which will reveal the level of Porphyrins, or P. acnes bacteria in your skin. We will then prescribe a customized treatment plan for your skin to get to the root of your acne aging skin.

Our Acne BBL Treatment is our go-to acne aging skin treatment because it dramatically reduces the symptoms of acne-prone skin. This non-invasive light-based treatment reduces brown and red spots and enlarged pores while improving the texture of your skin and eradicating the Porphyrins, or the bacteria that causes acne. Not only will you have clear skin, you will be able to avoid unnecessary sun damage due to your acne prone skin!

We invite you to visit our anti-aging academy for deeply discounted rates on treatments or receive your treatment in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses and laser technicians privately. Call 800-851-0969 or click here and receive your complimentary acne aging skin consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists. Become a beauty insider and reserve your appointment now! Experience our Visia Skin Scan Analysis and Acne BBL Treatments for acne and skin rejuvenation at the National Laser Institute Med Spa.

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.