At Nature Acupuncture & Rehab, we use acupuncture to offer a natural and holistic approach to treating acne. Our specialized treatment strengthens the skin’s immune system, preventing clogged pores, the leading cause of acne breakouts. Additionally, our treatment reduces inflammation, evens out skin tone, and promotes skin recovery from acne scars. Our licensed and board-certified acupuncturists will create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve clear and healthy-looking skin, naturally.
Adolescent acne is primarily caused by genetic factors and hormonal fluctuations. Higher levels of male hormones can trigger or worsen existing acne by prompting the skin's oil glands to enlarge and increase production of an oily substance. The excess oil, along with the shedding skin cells that line hair follicles, can eventually block pores, leading to acne.
The incidence of adult acne has been on the rise in recent years. This can be attributed to various factors such as high stress levels, which can lead to an increase in testosterone production and excess oil secretion on the skin, resulting in acne breakouts. Lifestyle habits like excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and inadequate sleep can also contribute to the development of acne. Additionally, developing an allergy to certain cosmetic products or exposure to dusty environments can trigger acne flare-ups in adults aged 23 to 40.
Pregnancy can often bring about changes in a woman's body, including the skin. Acne is a common adult skin condition that women may experience during pregnancy due to hormonal fluctuations associated with this period. These hormonal changes can trigger the oil glands in the skin, leading to an increase in production of an oily substance that can clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Stress can also contribute to the development of acne in pregnant women. It is important for pregnant women to seek advice from their healthcare provider before using any acne treatments to ensure safety for both mother and baby.
Male acne can be particularly challenging due to genetic and hormonal factors. Men typically have thicker, coarser skin than women, and their bodies produce higher levels of androgen hormones that can trigger acne. If left untreated or not treated in a timely manner, papules can grow larger than 4mm, spread quickly on the face, and develop into cystic acne, resulting in deep, permanent scars. Early treatment is essential for men to effectively manage acne and minimize the risk of scarring. At our clinic, we offer personalized treatment plans to address male-pattern acne at all stages and help our patients achieve clear, healthy skin.
At our clinic, we utilize the Korean Acne Grading System (KAGS) to accurately evaluate the severity of acne for each individual. Our six-level acne classification system ranges from mild (level 1) to severe (level 6). Grades 4 to 6 are considered more severe forms of acne, commonly known as cystic acne. This condition requires specialized and professional acne care as it can lead to loss of function in the affected skin cells, and can even spread to other pores if left untreated. Our team of experts is equipped to provide personalized and effective acne treatments for all levels of severity, helping you achieve clear and healthy-looking skin.
Our top priority in acne treatment is to remove pustules and pimples without scarring or causing pain. We use specialized techniques that minimize discomfort and leave your skin looking smooth and clear.
It improves the immune system and reduces chronic inflammation with special herbs decoctions combined with acupuncture with typical points and acupressure facial massage with natural herb products.
Our acne treatment will not only soothe and calm the skin but also promote its rejuvenation through our acne treatment.
Our treatment not only targets acute skin disorders but also considers promoting long-lasting skin health by increasing the skin’s capacity to regenerate itself.
Our Acne Stabilization Treatment program aims to maintain skin stabilization after receiving acne treatment at our clinic.
Our acne treatment is a customized approach to treating acne based on an individual’s specific skin type, acne severity, and underlying causes.
» Choose oil-free foundation, sunscreens with no more than SPF30, and non-comedogenic moisturizers.
» When washing your face, avoid using harsh scrubbing materials or strongly rubbing the acne-affected area.
» Avoid touching or squeezing pustules.
» Avoid sauna and swimming.
» Avoid consuming alcohol, greasy, or spicy foods late at night.
» Drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
» Aim for a deep sleep between 11 PM to 3 AM to promote skin repair.