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Just when you thought you'd finally got through all the skin problems
related to puberty, you wake up one day and find acne. If you ask a
dermatologist, you will find out acne is not just a problem for teens.
Fortunately, there are some treatments that will help you fight adult
acne successfully.

Adult Acne Facts

Doctors say adult acne is a common problem, but unfortunately an under-
recognized one. Most people think acne it just for kids, but it can
happen in later year...


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Just when you thought you'd finally got through all the skin problems
related to puberty, you wake up one day and find acne. If you ask a
dermatologist, you will find out acne is not just a problem for teens.
Fortunately, there are some treatments that will help you fight adult
acne successfully.

Adult Acne Facts

Doctors say adult acne is a common problem, but unfortunately an under-
recognized one. Most people think acne it just for kids, but it can
happen in later years too. It is more common in women than in men.
Statistics show that acne affects about 25% of all adult men and 50% of
all adult women at some point during their adult life.

At the bottom of acne lies the pimple, which doctors call comedo. A
pimple is a plug of fat, skin debris and keratin stuck in a hair duct.
When it is open, we call it a blackhead and when it's closed over, a
whitehead. Whiteheads can cause the walls of the hair duct to rupture,
leading to redness, infection and cysts of acne.

Many people think that acne is a result of poor hygiene, but this is not
true. Both adult and teen acne are caused by a combination of many
factors, such as excess oil production, faulty closing of the hair duct
or infection. Washing your face gently only twice a day is actually much
better than washing it more often.

Adult Acne Treatment
You can choose between an adult acne treatment in a dermatologist's
office or at home. However, squeezing pimples at home often leads to
infection and scars. Squeezing pimples is also a very effective way to
get your acne to spread. Doctors, on the other hands, use special sterile
instruments to prevent infection, scarring and acne spread.

Another solution is to check your local drug store for adult acne
treatments. If you've ever tried this, you know it's loaded with such
products. With so many options available, choosing the right adult acne
treatment can be quite difficult.

A great progress in adult acne treatment has been the producing of the
topical retinoid acid, a modified form of vitamin A. Improved versions of
this medicine greatly reduce the irritation it can cause. Other acne
treatments fight against different causes of acne. They are sometimes
used in combination. Such acne treatments include:

* Azelaic acid cream

* Benzoyl peroxide

* Alpha-hydroxy acids (such as lactic acid, glycolic acid and gluconic
acid)

* Antibiotic pills (of used unwisely, they can lead to antibiotic
resistance)

* Topical antibiotics (gels, lotions and solutions)

* Contraceptive pills for women

* Sotret or Accutane for severe acne

Accutane and Sotret have several side effects, including birth defects.
Women with severe acne problems that choose these treatments should use
alternative birth control. Despite the side effects they have, these
treatments are probably the best choice for sever acne.

				
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