Adult Acne Specialist Woodinville WA

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.

CosMedic Skincare
(206) 922-7273
901 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Dermatology, Endovenous Laser Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Liposuction, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Phototherapy, Scar Revision, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Wart Treatment, Wrinkle Reduction

Dr.James Petrin
(425) 485-7985
17000 140th Ave NE # 206
Woodinville, WA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital &
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kuechle Melanie K
(425) 774-2692
14024 Ne 181st St, Ste 201
Woodinville, WA
 
Charlotte L Tsai, MD
(425) 883-5151
2700 152nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Susan Lorraine Ashworth, MD
(425) 899-3376
12333 NE 130th Ln Ste 330
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gene E Graff, DO
(425) 485-7985
17000 140th Ave NE Unit 206
Woodinville, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

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Hypatia Aesthetic Laser
(425) 424-3416
14024 Ne 181st St
Woodinville, WA
 
Daniel C Root
(425) 883-5020
2701 156th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Susan L Ashworth
(425) 899-3376
12333 Ne 130th Ln
Kirkland, WA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Anne Likosky, MD
(425) 899-3376
12333 NE 130th Ln Ste 330
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1995

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Adult Acne

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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.

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Author: Trisha Gura

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