When you are looking for a dermatologist in Boulder, there is one name that should be at the top of your list. That name is Kallgren Dermatology Clinic. Kallgren is staffed by highly trained and experienced dermatologists. We treat all sorts of skin disorders, from acne to yeast infections and everything in between. We also offer a wide selection of cosmetic services. Part of any doctor’s job is to educate and inform their patients, and this week we’ll cover some myths about acne.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition where the hair follicles become clogged and subsequently irritated. This causes red and painful blemishes on the surface of the skin. The follicle can become clogged with oil that if produced in the sebaceous gland of each follicle.

Who Gets Acne?

According to the Department of Dermatology of Columbia University, “nearly 17 million people in the US are affected by this condition.” Almost all teenagers get some acne at some point during adolescence. This is because of androgen, a male hormone that causes an increase in oil production in the skin.

Are Blackheads Acne Too?

Yes, blackheads are when the hair follicle is blocked partly, and what’s known as a pimple is when the follicle is completely blocked.

What Causes Breakouts?

There are several reasons that people experience acne breakouts. Factors that can play a role in a breakout are stress, personal habits, diet, and sun exposure. We’ll go into these factors in depth in future blogs.

Call Kallgren Dermatology Clinic for an appointment to discuss treatment for your acne.