What Is Maskne and How Do You Treat It?

Plastic Surgeons & Medical Spa Serving Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Nearby Central and Eastern Kentucky

Posted: September 28, 2020

Have you heard about “maskne” yet? It’s a newly-coined term that refers to the ill effects that can develop from wearing a mask on a regular basis. If you are experiencing acne breakouts caused by masks, you are not alone. Fortunately, Plastic Surgeons of Lexington has a variety of advanced skin rejuvenation options that can help mitigate the appearance of acne and achieve healthy, radiant skin.

What Is Maskne?

Image of woman on street putting on a protective face maskThe term “maskne” is used to describe the inflammation, clogged pores, dryness, and acne breakouts caused by mask wearing. Masks can cause oil and moisture to linger on the skin, resulting in clogged pores and irritation. Not only that, but the constant rubbing, friction, heat, and contact of a mask on the skin can further contribute to acne breakouts.

Treatment Options to Address Acne

Plastic Surgeons of Lexington offers a number of products and services that can help you treat unwanted acne. These include:

  • Advanced skincare products from SkinMedica®: SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser and Purifying Foaming Wash help to hydrate the skin, remove excess oil, makeup, and environmental toxins, in addition to clearing up acne blemishes.
  • Laser skin rejuvenation: Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) laser treatment safely and effectively addresses a number of skin issues, including damaged, wrinkled skin, and acne.
  • Chemical peels: An ideal way to correct a number of skin imperfections, from acne to age spots, chemical peels can help your skin look softer, smoother, and healthier.

Our aesthetic nurse, Holly Hodge, has decades of experience in advanced medical skin care, skin rejuvenation, and plastic surgical nursing. During your initial skin care evaluation, she will discuss your goals and areas of concern, and recommend the treatment options that best meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Plastic Surgeons of Lexington offers skin care evaluations for $35. These fees are waived when you undergo skin care treatment on the same day as your visit.

Schedule Your Skin Care Evaluation Today

If you suffer from acne breakouts or other skin imperfections, contact Plastic Surgeons of Lexington today online or at 859-554-2264  to schedule a confidential skin care evaluation at our office. We welcome patients from across Kentucky, including Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown and other nearby areas.