Adult Acne Specialist Mitchell SD

When it comes to pimples, people tend to think that dirty, oily skin is the main instigator, so the first instinct is to scrub those big, ugly whiteheads with abrasive cleansers and daub on harsh chemicals such as the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid found in many over'the-counter acne remedies. Big mistake.

Joseph Matthew Wempe, MD
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Robin S Weiner
(605) 328-8600
1310 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Dermatology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Brian Knutson
(605) 322-6960
116 W 69th St # 100
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
David A Shields
(605) 328-8600
1310 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Dermatology

Data Provided by:
Roger Steven Knutsen, MD
(605) 341-5910
717 Meade St Ste 100
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd
Group Practice: West River Dermatology Clinic

Data Provided by:
Brian Dennis Knutson, MD
(605) 322-6960
116 W 69th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided by:
Marc E Boddicker
(605) 343-8000
705 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Dermatology

Data Provided by:
Lycia Anne Scott, MD
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided by:
Dr.Anastasios Pappas
(605) 330-9619
4950 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Gene Frank Burrish, MD
(605) 328-8600
1310 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Adult Acne

Provided by: 

By Trisha Gura

Once puberty had come and gone, I thought my pimples had followed my prom dress into the back closet. But the joke was on me. At 31, days after giving birth, my face began breaking out in a freak show that could rival any teenager’s.

Apparently, adults get acne too. In the October 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), researchers reported that 54 percent of women and 40 percent of men surveyed had facial acne and they didn’t see it diminish until they turned, on average, 44.

What’s more, adults don’t suffer those zits in silence—they demand treatment advice. An online survey conducted in February 2008 by Harris International found that two-thirds of dermatologists reported that they currently see more adult acne patients than they did a year ago and the mature set now represents nearly half of their acne caseload.

Why so many pimples in the over-30 mix? The answer involves a complex jumble of hormonal, dietary, and environmental triggers that blend into a recipe for breakouts at any age.

Harsh treatments debunked
When it comes to pimples, people tend to think that dirty, oily skin is the main instigator, so the first instinct is to scrub those big, ugly whiteheads with abrasive cleansers and daub on harsh chemicals such as the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid found in many over-the-counter acne remedies. Big mistake.

“Certain soaps contain surfactants, which strip away the ‘good oils’ along with the ‘bad,’” says herbalist and aromatherapist Barbara Close, president and founder of Naturopathica.

Harsh cleansing devitalizes skin—and it backfires. The skin struggles to rebalance the outer lipid layer by pumping out more oil to make up for the loss. That means more breakouts. And more acne lasting later in life.

Add up the damage over time, and you get premature aging. “I have so many patients tell me, ‘I cannot believe I am dealing with acne and wrinkles at the same time,’ ” says Richard Fried, MD, PhD, author of Healing Adult Acne (New Harbinger, 2005). The psychological effects can be so devastating, he notes, that 34 percent of acne sufferers sink into depression (see “Beyond Vanity: Acne Dysmorphia” below).

Perhaps a few lessons in how acne works will help you avoid this scenario and give you gentler, more holistic ways to counter future outbreaks.

Acne 101: Clogged Pores
Deep in the pores of the skin lie special cells that divide constantly to replace dead cells sloughed off by daily washing and environmental factors such as wind. If the cells reproduce too often or become too “sticky,” they clump together and plug the pore (also called a follicle). Whiteheads are clogged pores sealed off from the air. Blackheads are clumped cells exposed to oxygen.

Many factors control cell reproduction and stickiness: diet, genetics, hormones, and even stress. You can’t change your genes, but you can manage “misbehaving cells,” says Fried.

Your lifestyle: In a study published in the F...

Author: Trisha Gura

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...