Acne and Depression

"acne before after results"

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The following are before and after progress images of Bay Harbour Med Spa’s acne treatment of a 32 year-old-female.

Do you suffer from acne? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Acne is becoming more-and-more prevalent not only in teens, but adults as well. It seems that hormonal fluctuation, stress, illness, poor health and certain medications can all have an indirect effect on acne formation. At Bay Harbour Med Spa (located between Miami, Miami Beach and Sunny Isles), we’ve been treating acne with an authentic European holistic acne facial. Suffice it to say, that after 26 years, we know a thing or two about this cumbersome skin disease.

We’ll try to summarize it for you in a simple-and-easy way to understand. People who suffer from acne (a chronic skin condition) can become severely depressed due to poor self-esteem. Depression is a debilitating disease which may cause lethargy, loss of appetite, physical weakness, which may lead to suicidal thoughts of actions.

From a skin care perspective, a skin care professional should take more time to consult with you and on what treatments have worked or not for you. At our med spa we conduct a lengthy initial consultation while going over your health history. We often come up with an acne treatment plan together with our clients, and in the case of teens suffering from acne, we discuss these options with their parents.

Acne can be broken down into 4 grades:

  1. Grade I: Mildest of acne, consists of blackheads and whiteheads. This type of acne is often treated successfully with topical skin care products and aesthetic treatments
  2. Grae II: Commonly presents with a large presence of comedones along with sporadic papules and pustules.
  3. Grade III: Consists of inflamed papules and pustules along with blackheads and whiteheads.
  4. Grade IV: Consists of acne that is a severe form of acne in which the individual affected will likely have a combination of blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.  It is often accompanied by severe inflammation that may become very red and even purpulish.

We highly recommend that if you have Grade III or IV acne that you see a physician which may prescribe topical medications and antibiotics. As for depression, you must, absolutely must, address this issue. We recommend that you consult with a  physician that specializes in bio-identical hormones. Believe it or not, low levels of hormones may be a major cause both for your depression and acne eruptions. If you live in South Florida, we recommend Dr. Cennamo (his office is located in Fort. Lauderdale) and a psychotherapist we hear great things about, Roberta Shapiro, located in Miami Beach.

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