Acne- Other Treatment

Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. Acne vulgaris (the medical term for common acne) occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and/or bacteria. Nearly 85% of people develop acne some time between the ages of 12 and 25 years old and it is even found in some newborns. While acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence.

What causes acne?

The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands that lie beneath the skin’s surface produce sebum, an oily secretion. Sebum helps preserve the flexibility of hair and moisturizes the skin. The hair follicles within which the sebaceous glands are found are called sebaceous follicles. Sebum reaches the hair shaft and the skin through pores on the skin attached to these follicles. Sometimes, the glands excrete excess sebum that cannot be cleared from the pores efficiently. This often happens at puberty due to increased levels of the androgen hormones. Additionally, cells lining the follicle perish and begin to clump together. The excess sebum combines with the dead cells and forms a block, or comedo (also called comedones), on the pore, that are not usually seen. When the follicle begins to bulge and show up as a small whitish bump mostly under the skin, it is called a whitehead. If the comedo opens up, the top surface of the plug darkens, and it is referred to as a blackhead. Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. When this bacteria invades the blocked follicle it results in infection and produces chemicals and enzymes that bring on inflammation. When the infected blackheads or whiteheads rupture, they release sebum, bacteria, dead skin, and white blood cells onto the surrounding tissues resulting in pimples.

Treatments For All Acne types

  • Chemical Peel
  • Low level laser Light
  • Q switched Nd-Yag laser
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL)
  • Fractional Erbium Glass Laser
  • Radio frequency

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