Everything_you_need_to_know_about_Acne by Andyee


Everything you need to know about Acne

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Everything you need to know about Acne

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Acne or commonly known as zits or pimples are skin inflammation affecting 87% of the total US
population. They usually appear during puberty because of abnormal response of the body to the male
hormone known as testosterone.


Until now, the causes of acne are still being investigated. However, scientific studies show that it can be
hereditary. Other factors linked to zits are the following:

1. Skin irritation.

2. Use of Anabolic steroids. Most body builders are taking these synthetic hormones for faster growth of
muscles and bone tissues.

3. Stress that increase hormones from adrenal glands.

4. Exposure to chlorine compounds like chlorinated dioxins.


Most people who are suffering from acne on their teens notice decrease or total disappearance of acne when
they reach their early twenties without seeking treatment. However, there are some who are suffering from it
for decades. The following are proven treatment against acne.

1. Exfoliation.
This can be done through the use of liquid scrub, abrasive cloth, or other exfoliating agents that allow the
skin to peel to prevent dead skin cells build-up. This process also unblocks clogged pores.

2. Antibiotics.

There are 2 kinds of antibiotics that are being used to treat acne: These are topical antibiotics and oral

Topical antibiotics are applied directly to the affected area. They are being used to remove bacteria trapped
on the follicles. This is more popular compare to oral antibiotics because it eliminates possible side effects
like drug interactions or stomach upset.

Oral antibiotics on the other hand regulate cell behaviour and reduce oil secretion to unclog the pores.

3. Hormonal treatments.

This treatment works best for females. Oral contraceptive pills contains progestogen and oestrogen that can
help in reducing acne. Some dermatologists administer an injection containing cortisone directly to a large
pimple that reduces inflammation and redness almost immediately.

Advanced treatments

Dermatologists are now considering the use of laser surgery not only to reduce acne scars but also to prevent
acne formation. This can be done by burning the sebaceous gland and follicle sac to induce oxygen that kills
the bacteria causing acne. This is recommended to people who are suffering from severe acne.

Acne scars

Severe acne leaves scars that are very expensive and difficult to treat. Although there are no guarantees that
acne scars will be removed completely, there are scar treatments that lessen them. These are the following:

1. Dermabrasions.

This treatment removes the top layer of the skin using high-speed wire brush making the acne scar less
visible. People who are suffering from severe acne will need multiple treatments to get desired results. This
can only be done by cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists.

2. Microdermabrasion.

The newest technique in dermatology that enhances dermabrasion. This is being done by rubbing tiny
crystals on the affected area using suction tool.
3. Chemical peeling.

This treatment uses organic acid like salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acid to remove the top layer of the skin so
that smoother layer will surface. This is generally painless and does not require anaesthetic.


Several books were introduced in the market stating that acne can be prevented by following strict diet and
avoiding dairy products. They also suggest that adequate exercise and proper hygiene can save anyone from
acne problem.

Acne can be a tough case however, knowing how to keep it away from your face is the strongest weapon
you can have to enjoy a beautiful face and life.

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