Acne Treatments

ACNE TREATMENTS

 

WHAT CAUSE ACNE

No one factor causes acne. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands that are attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty or due to other hormonal changes. The skin is protected and lubricated by Sebum. Associated with the increased oil production, is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature, predisposing them to plug the follicular pore. The plug will appear as a whitehead if it is covered by a thin layer of skin, or if exposed to the air. The darker exposed portion of the plug is called a “blackhead.” This plugged hair follicle gradually enlarges, producing a bump. As the follicle enlarges, the wall may rupture, allowing irritating substances and normal skin bacteria access into the deeper layers of the skin, ultimately producing inflammation. Inflammation near the skin’s surface produces a pustule, deeper inflammation results in a pimple, if the inflammation is deeper, it forms a cyst.

 

FACTORS THAT DON’T USUALLY PLAY A ROLE IN ACNE:

Food: Pizza, greasy, fried foods and junk food don’t cause acne or make it worse.
Dirt: Sweat does not cause acne. It is produced by entirely separate glands in the skin. On the other hand, excessive washing can dry and irritate the skin. Blackheads are oxidized oil, not dirt.
Stress: Stress does not play much of a direct role in causing acne.

In some patients, the following may contribute to acne:

Heredity: If one of your parents had severe acne, it will be most likely that your acne will be more difficult to control.
Pressure: Acne is aggravated by pressure from helmets, chin straps, collars and suspenders.
Drugs: Some medications may cause or worsen acne.
Cosmetics: Some cosmetics and skin-care products will clog up your pores. Water-based products are usually best for those with acne.

 

ACNE VULGARIS

Acne vulgaris is one of the most performed acne treatments done by dermatologists. The treatment is normally extensive and at times connected with considerable side effects.

Youngsters are most influenced by acne which can really damage their self-esteem. Acne is principally a disease of the sebaceous gland follicles, which are found mostly on the face, back and chest.

Firstly, blackheads form from dirt clogging the pores, however inflammation of the papules, pustules and lumps can also develop. Common Acne and Acne vulgaris is caused by increased androgen levels during the puberty stages and can subside as they reach adulthood.

 

ACNE INVERSA

Acne inversa is a less common but more severe disease. It is a disease that starts in the sebaceous glands which has a secondary effect on the apocrine perspiratory glands.

The underarm, pubic area and buttocks are particularly susceptible to this disease. It can affect the back and stomach but this occurs less frequently and very rarely affects common areas like the face.

 

THERAPY OPTIONS

Most common acne therapy prescribes include antibiotic and antiseptic treatment, deep cleansing as well more invasive treatments such as scar excision and skin grafts. Disadvantages of these procedures is they may either reoccur, have downtime or create a lot of stress.

Laser treatment with MeDioStar offers an effective alternative which has no downtime and no pain. It transforms the sebaceous gland follicles by destroying the bacteria and fungi causing the inflamed sebaceous glands, the pustules begin to clear and the skin condition improves after a course of treatments.

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 PAIN FREE, QUICK AND EFFECTIVE ACNE TREATMENTS

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