What Can Adults do About Acne Breakouts?

Dr. Buka points out that both teen acne and adult acne are caused by the same factors – pore plugging, hormonal factors, and bacteria – but that teen acne tends to revolve more around hormonal changes. As a result, teens tend to develop more comedonal acne (“blackheads and whiteheads”).

Generally, our office takes a two or three-prong approach to treating acne. Tackle pore congestion with a retinoid, bacteria with a topical or oral antibiotic, and hormonal factors depending upon the timing of your flare-ups.