Are you tired of acne affecting your self confidence and self image? Do you feel like you’ve tried every cleanser or serum and seen zero results? At New You Health and Wellness, our functional medicine practitioners uncover and treat the root causes of your acne.
To get started on a personalized treatment plan, contact our Wauwatosa, WI clinic today!
What causes acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the follicles of your hair become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is most common in teenagers, but it can affect people of any age.
According to the Mayo Clinic, certain factors can cause or worsen acne. These include:
- Changes in hormones. Androgens are hormones that increase during puberty in both boys and girls, causing the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum. Hormonal changes in midlife, particularly in women, can also cause breakouts.
- Some medications. Corticosteroid, testosterone, and lithium-containing medications are examples.
- Your diet. Certain foods, including carbohydrate-rich foods like bread, bagels, and chips, have been shown in studies to aggravate acne. More research is needed to determine whether specific dietary restrictions would benefit acne patients.
- Stress. Stress does not cause acne, but it can aggravate it if you already have it.
The functional medicine approach to acne
Hormonal imbalances are defined as a major cause of acne. Functional medicine practitioners seek to uncover why these hormonal imbalances occur in the first place, and what can be done to restore balance to the body.
When you visit our clinic, you will gain access to a comprehensive plan that considers your unique hormone levels, diet, and environmental factors that may be contributing to your acne. Once we have conducted a thorough examination, our team will likely make recommendations for supplements, dietary changes, or natural hormone support that doesn’t involve creams or medications. So much can be done before resorting to those medications for relief.
Are you ready to finally leave acne in the past? Contact New You Health and Wellness today to get started.
Your Next Steps…
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