No Proactive Does Not Cause Acne

In our practice we often see patients that have tried home acne remedies without success. Frequently these patients will ask us, does Proactive cause acne? Though it can be frustrating to try home acne treatments without success, it is very unlikely that Proactive would cause acne. Proactive may or may not be the solution for your acne concerns. It is always a good idea to speak with a professional to understand all the unique factors that affect your acne symptoms.

What Causes Acne

Acne is caused by the hair follicles on our skin becoming clogged. Clogging takes place when either oil or dead skin enters the hair follicles. Acne is not a symptom of poor hygiene or an unhealthy diet. There are a variety of factors that can influence each person’s acne symptoms. Proactive is an at home treatment for acne. It is intended to clear skin through cleansing and should not contribute to clogging.

Individual factors that can contribute to acne symptoms include hormonal changes, medications, stress and in some cases diet. Every person will have unique circumstances that may affect acne development. It is important to understand what personal factors contribute to your acne symptoms when choosing an acne treatment.

Acne Treatment

Acne is often stubborn and can be resistant to at home treatments. Many patients feel that there is no hope for their acne when it could simply be that an ineffective treatment method has been chosen.

If you are struggling with acne it is a good idea to reach out to the experts at our acne clinic. We can help you develop an effective treatment for your unique skin. We offer a variety of comprehensive treatments including laser acne treatment and chemical peels. Let us help you treat your unique skin today.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.