What causes acne?

Acne often develops when hair follicles become plugged up by oil and dead skin cells. This can lead to pimples, blackheads, and/or whiteheads developing on the face, shoulders, upper back, and chest. Acne forms in these areas because they have the most sebaceous (oil) glands. Hair is connected to sebaceous glands, and when the follicle wall gets plugged up, whiteheads and blackheads develop.

Blackheads get their color when a pore that’s congested with bacteria and oil is exposed to the air. Blackheads are pores that stay open; whiteheads, on the other hand, are clogged pores that close up. Pimples are the red dots (with the occasional white center) that develop when a blocked hair follicle becomes infected or inflamed with bacteria.

What are the risk factors?


  Hormonal shifts

  Family history


  Friction or pressure on the skin

Oily foods do not cause pimples, but some people see breakouts if they spend a lot of time in an enclosed space with a fryer. People of all ages can get acne, but it is more common among teenagers due to hormonal shifts. If both of your parents deal with pimples, you are likely to develop them as well. Stress and friction do not necessarily cause pimples to form, but they may make them worse.

How does Ananda Medical Aesthetics treat acne?

We provide multiple treatments for adults and teenagers who suffer from blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Our services include:

  HydraFacial, a 30-minute treatment that uses hydrating and moisturizing serums

  Chemical peels, which stimulate new skin cell growth in the face

  Facial rejuvenation, a 30-minute, non-invasive laser treatment

We provide free consultations, so if you’re looking for acne treatments in the Norton, Massachusetts area, schedule today.

Schedule your acne treatment

If you suffer from acne and none of the over-the-counter treatments are working for you, set up a free consultation at Ananda Medical Aesthetics in Norton, MA. We will assess your acne condition and create a customized treatment plan for you. To get started, give us a call at (508) 952-2930 or request an appointment online using the form below.

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