The Women's Journal

Does Your Teenager Have Acne???

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Lynn Esdale_ headshotBy Lynn V. Esdale, RN, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Acne.  It’s the bane of a teenager’s existence.  For many, teen acne is a fact of life.  It’s a cruel joke of nature that the time when an individual has the most anxiety about his or her appearance is the same time unsightly red, white or brown blotches tend to turn up on this or her face, neck and other parts of the body.

Acne is a skin problem that affects almost all teenagers.  The condition results from the action of hormones on the skin’s oil glands (sebaceous glands.)  The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum that empties onto the skin surface through the hair follicle opening (pore).  The mixture of oil and dead cells allows bacteria that normally live on the skin to grow in the follicle openings.  When this happens, pores become clogged and pimples develop.  Many people believe that lying out in the sun and getting tan may help treat acne.  While sun exposure may dry up excess oil it may look like it is helping.  However, acne can flare up or even worsen because of the damage caused by the ultraviolet light.  Ultraviolet light creates free radicals, which are associated with cancer and aging.

In most cases, pimples occur on the face, neck, chest, and shoulders.  Acne does not present a serious health risk, but severe acne can result in permanent scarring.  In addition, acne can have significant physical and depression.   In teenagers depression may manifest as social withdrawal (retreat to bedroom or avoidance of peers) or impaired school performance (lower grades or missed assignments.)

When OTC (over the counter) products fail to work, you may then choose to take your teen to a dermatologist who may choose prescription medications from antibiotics to topical creams such a Retin-A  or the potent oral drug, isotretinoin.

Regardless of what choice of topical creams you choose, pores that are blocked with whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed lesions filled with pus….these topical creams can work more efficiently when pores are unblocked.

SKIN CARE TREATMENTS such as deep pore cleansing procedures, salicylic acid treatments, microdermabrasion, (face, chest, back) i.e., are all procedures that can assist in unblocking pores.   Also, knowing when and how to properly perform sterile extractions will not only improve your teen’s appearance, increase his/her self esteem….but assist in penetration of products.

Book a complimentary consultation with your teen. They will be treated with compassion and understanding.  I too suffered with teen and adult acne.    Lynn, RN .

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“I have known Lynn on a personal as well as a professional level for many years.  Her passion for skin care and esthetics show as she delights in making her patients happy.  I’m thrilled with the amazing results I’ve had in all of her services and highly recommend Lynn Victoria.”

Dr. Monica Mehring

‘Lynn is a wonderful aesthetician.  She is extremely knowledgeable of all the skin care products.  She was a nurse for many years before becoming an aesthetician.  She brings that experience and expertise to my appointments.  She is very honest in assessing your needs and expectations.  Lynn is thorough and very professional.  My skin feels healthier every time I visit her.”

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“Lynn is fantastic. While I’ve been blessed with good skin in my youth, as I’m aging, it’s getting dull and lifeless.  Lynn has been able to turn this around with her skill and techniques as well as her product suggestions!  I love her, and you will too!

To schedule a free consultation call Lynn Esdale at 302-388-5459


Lynn V. Esdale, RN

Licensed Aesthetician

Certified Nurse Injector

Lynn Victoria Cosmetic and Medical Skin Care

610 Chadds Ford Dr.

Marshallton Building #30

Chadds Ford, PA  19317

302 388-5459

Call today for a complimentary consultation and receive $25 off all skin care services for new clients.

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Skin care is my passion, not just a job.  I arrived at a career in skin care after spending 20+ years of RN experience with a clinical specialty in wound care. As a visiting nurse, combined with my love of being around people and healing skin, I feel fortunate to have found a path that is so well suited to who I am.

Thirteen years ago I furthered my education and graduated from a school of aesthetics.  This, coupled with my nursing background, I feIt put me on the perfect path to begin my journey.  I am now certified on many aesthetic lasers; Botox, Dysport, Dermal fillers~Perlane, Restylane, Radiasse, Juvaderm, also, medical microdermabrasion, medical grade facial peels along with the use of pharmaceutical grade products.

My work experience has been with dermatologists and plastic surgeons.  In 2007, I launched, managed and directed the medical aesthetic program for Brandywine Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmington, Delaware. Through this experience, and the independence allowed me, the next step on my journey was to open Lynn Victoria Cosmetic and Medical Skin Care.  I look forward to meeting  you and working with your skin to make it look its very best.

Thank you, Lynn

Lynn V. Esdale, RN LME
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