Do you wonder what causes acne?By Dr. Mary Lupo
What is acne?Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that can be present at all stages of one’s life. Infants can develop acne, as well as adults, though the condition is often correlated with teenagers going through puberty.
What causes acne?The primary thought is that hormonal changes cause acne. However, this is just one of many reasons why it can develop. Acne may be a result of:
- Changes in hormones
- Excess oil production
- Dietary factors
- Increased stress
What are some myths about acne?The causes of acne have been misconstrued over the years, and Dr. Mary Lupo to puts some of these myths to rest. Dirty skin is not the reason for acne. However, washing the face with harsh cleansers and brushes may irritate the skin and make acne worse. Over washing removes healthy oils needed to keep the skin moisturized. Additionally, cosmetics may contribute to acne, but only if patients are using oily makeup and are not properly removing it each night. Eating greasy food does not contribute to acne production, along with the consumption of chocolate.
Schedule a visit todayPatients struggling with acne are welcome at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. Dr. Mary Lupo, assists patients with treatment of this and many other skin concerns. New patients are welcome to contact her practice at (504) 777-3047 and learn more about the ways in which they can achieve beautiful, healthy skin. The office is at 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.