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GMS Acne Clinic Treats Teenage ‘Maskne’

As if teenagers don’t have enough to worry about. Now, many formerly fresh-faced adolescents who have been practicing safe mask wearing during COVID-19 have found themselves suffering from acne flare-ups. Known irl and on social media as “maskne,” acne caused by wearing a mask can be both frustrating and uncomfortable.

As a parent, you may have offered your teen some advice about how to prevent maskne. You may even have read our blog on the topic. But parenting teens comes with its own frustrations and discomfort, and oftentimes, they won’t take your advice regardless of how knowledgeable you are.

Instead, we’d like to invite you to bring your teenager battling maskne to the GMS Acne Clinic, where they will find solid solutions that won’t offend their yearning for independence.

Wearing a mask can increase acne because the mask physically blocks pores and can hold bacteria, which remains next to the skin. Interestingly, the mask could also lead to more dryness, which can also cause acne to flare up. The challenge is discovering the cause of the acne and addressing the whole lifestyle, not just recommending products.

At the GMS Acne Clinic, we begin with a lengthy consultation, reviewing lifestyle and past and present skin issues. Our medical aestheticians provide a thorough skin examination – and let’s be real, your teen would never let you get that close. Finally, we create a plan that may include treatments, products, diet, and cosmetics and lifestyle adjustments.

Our acne expert, aesthetician Susana Boling explains that when it comes to skin, balance is key. The reason so many acne treatments fail is that products dry the skin, causing users to give up, or they stop working because the user’s skin becomes immune.

With a holistic approach, our GMS Acne Clinic experts have helped hundreds of patients get 90% clear in just three to four months. Throughout the process, we see patients regularly and continuously reassess how the program is working and whether adjustments should be made.

Wearing a mask is a vital step in protecting the wearer and the public during the coronavirus pandemic. If consistent face washing and using a fresh mask every day haven’t made your teen’s maskne go away, a visit to the GMS Acne Clinic will help move you both in the right direction. Just be sure to let them think it was their idea!

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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