What is Acne?

Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog your hair follicles. This results in pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Teenagers are the most affected by acne, yet it affects people of all ages. Other possible causes of acne include bacterial infection, excessive amounts of oil production by the skin, diet, stress, friction from clothing, certain medications, changes in hormone activity. and/or stressed hair follicles filled with oil and/or dead skin cells. Acne can lead to skin scarring and emotional distress, depending on how severe it is. The sooner you begin therapy, the less likely you are to develop such complications.

Treatments for Acne

To establish which therapy will be the most effective, all acne treatments begin with a thorough inspection of your skin. Acne treatments seek to improve the overall appearance of your skin while also reducing acne symptoms.

Below are common treatments for acne:

  • Laser – Lasers can help existing pimples heal faster by reducing inflammation as well as decreasing the prevalence of bacteria. Lasers are also utilized to increase collagen production of the skin, resulting in healthier-looking skin, and preventing acne scar formation.
  • Surgical Intervention for Acne – Subcision, a surgical operation that removes the scar from the deeper layers of skin, and it is beneficial for some acne scars. This improves the appearance of deep acne scars and is performed using localized anesthesia.
  • Microneedling – Microneedling induces collagen remodeling by creating microscopic holes in the skin. This substantially improves the look of acne scars.
  • Chemical Peels – Chemical peels can help get rid of acne and revitalize skin. Acne can also lead to the production of small wrinkles and scars, which can be removed with these chemical peels.
  • Topical Treatments – Retinoids (Vitamin A derivatives) and antibiotics are examples of topical medications used to treat acne. Topical therapy is used to prevent clogged pores and remove excess germs, resulting in less redness and discomfort.
  • Oral Medications – Acne can be treated effectively with oral medications such as spironolactone, isotretinoin, and antibiotics.

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