Acne is an incredibly common disorder of the skin. It is not only a problem during teenage years; many adults are troubled by it as well. The average age for developing acne is now between 20 and 26. Millions of adults are experiencing it for the first time, and the rates are rising — contrary to the popular belief that this condition is caused by genes.

At Papillon Medical we take several factors like diet, lifestyle and nutritional status into account when we prepare your treatment plan.

Papillon Medical offers a combination of treatments:

  • Laser Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Pharmaceutical Grade Skin Care
  • Prescribed medications when necessary
  • Dietary advice
  • Scar Revision and many more…

Poor Diet is Bad for Your Skin

  • Your diet is strongly tied to the condition of your skin heath.
  • Both inflammation and oxidative stress can cause acne.
  • Traditional indigenous cultures have little acne, but as soon as they adopt a Western diet or SAD (standard American diet), the levels increase.
  • Sugar raises insulin levels, which promotes the production of testosterone in women, and inflammation in general.
  • Saturated and processed fats increase arachidonic acid levels and compete with omega-3 fats in the body, leading to more inflammation.
  • Milk and dairy consumption is closely linked with acne (and many other skin and health problems) in part because of the hormones (including growth hormone) in dairy and because of the saturated fats.
  • High-sugar milk chocolate can increase acne by increasing inflammation, but dark chocolate does the opposite.
    • Getting healthy skin and clearing up acne truly depend on the optimal function of many of the core systems of the body — your nutritional status, your immune system, your gut, your hormones and your mind-body health.

      The medical aesthetic, anti-aging, and wellness professionals at Papillon Medical have extensive experience in dermatology and have proven to be successful at treating acne. A fully individualized treatment plan will be customized to each patient’s needs.

      Call our clinic today to schedule a complimentary consultation!

      Downtown Calgary Location : (403) 263-0661
      Okotoks Location : (403) 982-7771