Everything you need to know about Acne

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					Everything you need to know about
Acne
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.

Causes

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.

Treatment

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 antibiotics.

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.

Prevention

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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