Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Why Am I Getting Acne as an Adult Woman?

When the topic of acne emerges, most people think of teenagers. Adolescence is certainly the most commonly plagued age group. However, adult acne is also possible. In fact, when women had clear skin up until the age of 25 and suddenly struggle with pimples, it is called “late onset adult female acne.” If you are a woman who suffers from this, you’re likely asking the question “Why?”

There are a number of differences between teen acne and adult female acne, including their causes. A recent Italian study published in the Journal of American Dermatology shed light on this frustrating skin issue for women. Late onset female acne is primarily characterized by inflamed red lesions on the chin and cheeks. In other words, front and center for everyone to see. The study also revealed some commonalities for why it occurs. Women with acne often reported the following:

  • higher levels of psychologic stress
  • less fruits, veggies, and fish in their diet
  • family history of acne
  • acne as a teen
  • had office jobs
  • excess facial and body hair, and had not been pregnant even without a history of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Treating Your Adult Acne

In order to effectively treat your embarrassing acne (and it can be treated), we must first determine the cause. If stress, work, diet or hormones are contributing factors, it may be best to find ways to address these first. Get more sleep, eat more fruits and veggies and see your gynecologist to check for a hormone imbalance. These are things that can make your acne treatments more effective and longer-lasting.

At Olansky Dermatology, we treat acne in all ages and genders. Our office provides leading treatment options using topical creams, oral medication and laser/light therapy. Most importantly, our dermatologist customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs and skin type. Let us help you answer the “Why” behind your adult female acne. Call our office and find out what your acne treatment options are today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.