Most of us have experienced acne at some point in our lives. For some people it is an occassioal break-out and for others it may be a seriously frustrating issue to deal with on a regular basis. Acne is caused by inflammation or infection of the hair follicles due to excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous gland, and by dead skin cells that clog the hair follicle.
Treating acne requires getting to the root cause of the problem and addressing it at the source. There are several issues that may affect acne such as skin turnover, fungus, bacterial infections, hormones, inflammation, stress and lack of sleep.
When treating acne, topical skin care is important but, for many people acne is a sign of underlying inflammation or problems with the immune system. Underlying infections in the gut or bloodstream, such as yeast, can cause inflammation and acne. The good bacteria in the body plays a big role in keeping the immune system strong and helps to keep microbes and inflammation under control. When that immune system is weak, it allows normally harmless microbes to take over, and this can happen in the skin.
If you have been doing everything you can to treat your acne but have gotten unsatisfactory results or, if you are feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to do, you may need more professional medical guidance to get to the bottom of your condition.
At Restorasis Integrative & Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeanne O'Connell combines diagnostic and medical expertise with evidence based complementary therapies for people with chronic conditions and diseases. By better understanding the root cause of your acne, she will define a personalized treatment plan that helps to resolve your acne condition. She will guide you through lifestyle choices, environmental factors and other issues that can be directly impacting your acne and your health. Dr. O'Connell helps to empower you to take control of your health.
If You Are Suffering From Acne or Other Skin Conditions
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