Acne

New Day Aesthetic Medicine -  - Medical Spa

New Day Aesthetic Medicine

Medical Spa located in Hood River, OR

If you thought blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes were something you only had to deal with during the teenage years, sadly that isn’t the situation with 20% of acne cases impacting adults who still deal with breakouts. At New Day Aesthetic Medicine, Eric Jorgenson, ND, offers you a variety of solutions to improve your acne and heal your skin. With an office conveniently located in Hood River, Oregon, you can get the smooth, healthy skin you’ve dreamed about. To learn more or to schedule your initial consultation, call the office today, or go online to book your appointment.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne results when oil and grease plug the small openings of your hair follicles, forming blackheads in the larger follicles and whiteheads when these oils plug smaller pores. These clogged pores can become inflamed and develop into bumps and blemishes, and in some cases, even deep lumps or cyst-like nodules.

Acne is often associated with adolescence and the onset of puberty, but the fact is that lots of American adults still struggle with acne.

What causes acne?

The underlying causes of acne are not always understood, although Dr. Jorgenson can identify certain triggers that can lead to breakouts or acne flare-ups:

  • Stress, which can make acne worse
  • Hormones, which can increase the amount of sebum (oil) your skin produces
  • Bacteria, which thrives in the oil-filled pores and causes inflammation
  • Hormonal contraceptives, partially injectable birth control and IUD devices


How is acne treated?

At New Day Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Jorgenson offers a variety of acne treatments. Because there are multiple reasons for acne and breakouts, you may respond better to one type of treatment over another. In some cases, you may need to try a few treatments before you find the one that’s best for you and your skin.

Dr. Jorgenson may suggest:

  • Over-the-counter skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid
  • Professional-grade PCA Skin peels designed specifically for acne
  • HydraFacials that cleanse, exfoliate, and treat your acne
  • HydraFacial body treatments to improve acne on your back, chest, or arms
  • Blue light LED treatments that kill acne-causing bacteria on your skin

Regardless of the treatment you choose, it’s important to realize that healing the skin takes time, and no acne treatment brings overnight results. On average, it takes four to eight weeks for skin to heal and breakouts to clear.

Once your acne is under control, you may need to continue treatment for the results to last.

If you’re ready for clear, smooth skin, call New Day Aesthetic Medicine today, or go online to book your appointment with Dr. Jorgenson.