There is a lot of myths about acne, and a lot of misinformation about acne on the internet. The first step in making an educated decision about your treatment is to separate fact from fiction, and to help in that process we have published a guide to the basics of acne on this website. Read through the pages below to start your education.
Acne is a disease. It is not caused by poor hygiene or eating chocolate. It occurs because of abnormal functioning of the pores in the skin. Pores are composed of hair follicles and oil glands that normally lubricate the skin to keep it healthy. In acne, the oil glands are stimulated by hormones called androgens inside our bodies causing them to become over-active. Read More >>
Frequently Asked Questions
Our patients have many of the same questions about acne. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and myths about acne, and many people have incorrect beliefs about the causes and treatments of acne. Here are the correct answers to some of the most common questions we get about acne. Read More >>
Permanent scarring is one of the most troubling aspects of acne breakouts, leaving the skin marred forever. Indeed, those seeking treatment for disfiguring acne scars comprise a significant number of patients under treatment at the Advanced Acne Institute. Fortunately, there are several ways of treating acne scars. Read More >>
Acne Skin Care
Skin care is an important part of an acne treatment program. Although this is the most basic part of acne therapy, it also tends to be one of the most misunderstood. Aggressive scrubbing with abrasive loofahs and scrubs is often practiced in an attempt to scrub the skin clear. Remember, acne is not caused by poor hygiene or dirt in the pores. Read More >>