Northwest Face & Body

How to Help Your Teenager with Their Acne

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

It is estimated that more than 80 percent of boys and girls will be affected by acne at some point during their teenage years. Acne is often considered a normal part of puberty. However, while it may be normal for tweens and teens alike, a less-than-perfect complexion can make them self-conscious about their appearance. As a parent, it can be hard to know how to help and support your acne-prone teenager.Acne Is Often Passed from Parent to ChildDid you know that acne can be inherited? Think back to your teenage years, you may be able to relate to the struggle that your child is now facing. Acne is most often a hormonal issue from normal puberty but can be associated with a large intake of low and skim milk and products that clog the pores. Fortunately, we have so many easy options to treat acne these days that are safe, well tolerated and effective.

Teach Your Teen Skin Healthy Habits

It is important to teach your child good skin habits from an early age on. Help them establish a simple and easy to follow skincare routine including cleansing, hydrating, protecting, and when needed, treating. Starting skin healthy habits now can help your child manage and mitigate future outbreaks.

We Have Great Therapies for both Teenage and Adult Acne

No matter how serious or minor a case of acne your teen has, we can tailor a treatment regimen for them. Our dermatology providers here at Northwest Face & Body have been treating acne for over 20 years. Knowledge and experience allow us to get your teen’s acne under control. We have the medical part down but also work with our aestheticians, Heather and Melissa to brighten and smooth the complexion. Together we make a wonderful team to get your skin looking beautiful.

Acne Treatment at Northwest Face & Body

Using the VISIA™ Digital Skin Analysis system, our aesthetic team is able to gain a keen understanding of your teenager’s skin condition and needs. Working closely with you and your son or daughter, we will develop a skincare regimen to help address current and future outbreaks. This may include a combination of in-office and at-home treatments and care. When needed, we are able to prescribe oral or topical medications.At Northwest Face & Body, we have worked with many teenagers to help them overcome their difficulties with acne and look forward to helping restore your child’s complexion and confidence. We’ve got you covered.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.