Preteen and teen years come with many changes, inside and out. Unfortunately for many, this includes acne. Eight out of ten teens suffer from some form of acne, produced by hormonal changes courtesy of puberty. Puberty is defined by numerous physiological changes including enlargement and increased production of the oil glands, changes in the body’s bacteria, skin clogging pores — all resulting in those pesky blemishes. Acne can show up on the face and neck as well as the back and chest – as if self-esteem isn’t already a problem. The temporary effects of acne can be emotionally taxing but can also lead to permanent scarring to both skin and spirit. We want our children confident and secure in their appearance.
While genetics do play a major role in the development of acne, skincare is a crucial factor, too. Here at Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics, we know how to treat teen skin. Recently, Dr. Atagi’s teenage daughter Elana and friends competed in the Miss Teen Denver Pageant. In preparation for the event, they all received facials and microdermabrasion treatments. To prevent the clogging of oil under the skin, these treatments exfoliate the outer layers of the dermis, remove blackheads and whiteheads leaving the skin healthy, fresh and radiant.
Acne doesn’t have to be part of your teen’s growing years. By implementing a targeted and regimented skincare program, including regular facials or microdermabrasions, your son or daughter will be ready to face the world with confidence. Let us educate your teen on proper skincare (no picking!) so they can enjoy long-lasting benefits.
To schedule a teenage skincare consultation, call 303-872-5103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.