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How to Treat and Prevent Mask Acne, Also Known As “Maskne”

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“Maskne” is a skin condition that occurs due to the prolonged wearing of face masks. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, more people are experiencing this type of acne than usual.

When you wear a mask on your face for extended periods, heat, moisture, and bacteria collect under it. There is also friction where the mask comes into direct contact with your face. These conditions cause pores to clog, which can lead to acne and other skin conditions that negatively affect your skin.

Unfortunately, many of our patients and staff are experiencing maskne during this time. Today we want to tell you about a few simple treatment options available at Aspire Plastic Surgery in Fort Wayne.

Treatments and Products to Help Treat Maskne

Having a good at-home skincare regimen is a great first step to help prevent and fight acne. A good cleanser is the most important part, and you should wash your face every morning, night, and before and after working out. We recommend either Glytone Acne Foaming Wash or SkinMedica Facial Cleanser. Both can be purchased right here in our Fort Wayne office.

If you are experiencing breakouts from too much mask-wearing, a Diamond Glow Treatment administered by one of our licensed aestheticians will give your skin an exceptionally deep clean. Diamond Glow is a 3-in-1 advanced medical microdermabrasion treatment that deep cleans the skin and pores. During the 30-minute procedure, we infuse serums designed for acne into your skin. The treatment only takes 30 minutes and provides immediate results with no recovery time.

Another acne treatment option that is available at Aspire Plastic Surgery is Forever Clear BBL.  This treatment uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams and medicine. BBL is the world’s most powerful Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device that delivers light energy deep into the skin to treat acne. For about 5-7 days after the procedure, you may experience some redness and tenderness. After that recovery time, you can enjoy your clear, healthy, and radiant skin.

We are also proud to offer NeoClear by Aerolase as a treatment option. NeoClear is a laser treatment that combines deep dermal remodeling with epidermal renewal. The procedure suppresses excess sebum production, decreases inflammation, and destroys the bacteria that causes acne.

Schedule a Consultation with Aspire Plastic Surgery

We are excited to offer this variety of treatment options to help our patients suffering from maskne. If you would like to discuss which treatment will work best for you, schedule a consultation with us in our Fort Wayne, Indiana office.  We are currently offering virtual and in-person options for the convenience and safety of our clients.

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