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Table of Contents
What is acne & who can get it? | Can any food stuff cause acne? | Various treatments to treat acne | Types of acne?
How can I prevent acne? | How long will my acne treatment last? | Can acne scars be treated too? | How can we treat acne marks?
Is Isotretinoin safe for treating acne? | How are peels useful for acne? | Can peels treat acne & acne marks together?
What is the cost? | About fractional lasers | How many sessions are required to treat acne | What kind of maintenance therapy is required after successful treatment of acne?
Acne is a skin disorder mainly prevalent amongst young adults that is primarily caused by contact with bacteria, dead skin cells ramming together and blocking the pores. A major trigger for the outbreak of acne is puberty.
That said, altered living standards and health habits have witnessed a dramatic decrease in the onset of puberty, particularly in girls, significantly over the past two decades.
It is now not very alarming for girls as young as 9 to develop acne. Although, in current scenario Acne is also making its appearance evident in more adults later in life (say about 40-45years) and doctors are in a quandary as to why. A growing number of women are now seeing developing acne in their late 40s, 50s, and beyond.
Most commonly Acne is referred to other words such as Pimples, Zits, Whiteheads, Blackheads, or Breakouts, however, contrary to popular belief, Acne Vulgaris is a wider term while pimple as well other terms are just few types of acne.
A key point of distinction between the two can be spotted with the way they appear. A Pimple will always have a pointed tip sacked in pus while acne might just be a red, round bump. Moreover, pimples are caused by the clogging of pores while acne is a result of clogged follicles. Lastly, compared to Acne, Pimples are also generally milder, tolerable and less painful.
Acne varies in shape, size, color, and intensity of pain.
The following types zits popping out can possibly be acne:
It is never okay to fiddle with any sort of skin breakouts or even keeping your hands in contact because it will only invite more zits in the long run.
Causes of Acne are surprising but eye-opening:
Foods high in carbohydrates, sugar, dairy products are great source in accumulating oil glands that in turn pop acne. Even pure chocolate is considered a factor to infuriate acne though findings are far from evinced.
Over past few years, with improved understanding of the pathogenesis of acne, new remedial restoratives and a number of permutation and combinations have been developed.
In topical agents; oral antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, etc remain the reliance of the acne vulgaris treatment that can also be given in combinations.
While fundamental therapy includes:
Depending upon the necessity of patients it is selected.
Somatic therapy in the form of:
Is also useful in some kinds of acne types. Since a multiplicity of old and new topical and fundamental agents are within easy reach to treat acne, it sometime puzzle the treating dermatologist, though not a virtuoso.
To deal with the acne in the most righteous way, Delhi dermatologist works closely with the panel of expert cosmetologists and researchers as a global coalition and work force to remarkably enhance the outcomes in acne treatment.
A successful Treatment of Acne is directed towards the known pathogenic factors involved in acne. These include:
The classification and severity of acne helps in indentifying which of the following treatments, singularly or in combination, is most appropriate.
Combination of antimicrobial therapy and topical retinoid has been determined to be superior over monotherapy treatment for almost all patients with acne because of its efficiency of action in targeting various pathogenic factors.
Treatment depends on how severe and steady the acne is, for the following:
Mild acne can be successfully treated with (OTC) medications, such as gels, creams, lotions, soaps, and pads, which are topically applied to the skin.
There are large number of steroidal and non-steroidal gels and lotions available on the market to cure acne, and identifying the correct cause and type of acne makes the all the more effective.
For oily skin with acne, Alcohol-based creams and gels works best as they dry the skin and are better for oily skin.
For sensitive skin with acne, gels and lotions with balanced pH content are best.
Optimality of Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne remedies
OTC therapeutic modality contains the following active ingredients that are highly helpful for:
It is advised to always begin with the lowest concentrations, as some preparations can cause skin redness, or inflammation on first use. Though, the side effects usually subside after continued use. If not, see a doctor.
Only a professional dermatologist, skin specialist has the prowess and preparations to treat more severe acne cases.
The doctor may prescribe a gel or lotion similar to OTC medications but stronger, topical or oral antibiotic.
The best way to treat severe acne includes:
Injecting a diluted corticosteroid into the affected skin tissue, a specialist can successfully treat an inflamed cyst breaking it down within a few days. The injection compound can help prevent scarring, decrease inflammation, and speed up healing.
This is a strong, oral retinoid, most effectual to treat moderate severe cystic acne that has not responded to other medications and therapies.
The medication is prescribed only in controlled dosage under the supervision of a professional clinician as it is accompanied with potentially serious side effects. The patient needs to sign a consent form to confirm that they understand the risks.
Adverse side effects may include dry skin, nosebleeds, and fetal abnormalities if consumed during pregnancy, and/or behavioral changes.
Patients on isotretinoin must avoid vitamin A supplements, as it can make for a lethal combination.
Oral antibiotics can work appropriately for patients with severe acne. Antibiotics can thwart off the growth of bacteria and mitigate soreness and swelling.
The goal is to minimize the application of the population of P. Acnes. Tetracycline and Erythromycin are most commonly prescribed for acne. The dosage may be prescribed for up to 6 months that will begin high and decrease as the acne subsides.
Acnes can become unaffected to the antibiotic in time, and may necessitate another antibiotic. Acne is more likely to get repellent to topical rather than oral antibiotics.
Oral contraceptives can work well in controlling acne in women by repressing the overactive gland. These are usually given as long-term acne treatments.
However, these medications might not be suitable for women who:
Topical antimicrobials are usually a derivative of vitamin A that aims to reduce P. acnes in patients with severely inflamed cystic acne.
Examples of commonly used Topical antimicrobials are clindamycin, tretinoin, tazarotene, and sodium sulfacetamide.
The doctor may prescribe a topical retinoid to:
However if an acne cyst has become intensely excruciated and inflamed, it may burst. This can lead to scarring.
Once you get rid of the acne, the next that’s equally considerate an issue is the acne scars. While you may overcome but acne scars are the rough, red marks that continue to exist on the skin’s surface and needs to pay heed to display the perfectly flawless, radiant skin.
Do not confuse the acne treatment with the acne scar treatment as the two are neither similar in nature nor for the purpose they are directed. The following treatments are recommended to clear off the skin from the scar sand spots that are left behind after the acne removal.
They are certain substances claimed to be workable alternative remedy or natural treatment for Acne. Their efficacy though is not scientifically tested on the same scale as compared to the drugs discussed above. Even so, there may be historical telltale associate with their use to the treatment of Acne.
The following natural Treatment Options include:
Our soul search engine Google might display and claim a range of home remedies for acne spot removal treatment to be true and effective.
However, home remedies can be effective only a milder form of acne and won’t work for the severe ones.
More so, what might have worked well for your best friend would not be your best get away since every skin type is unique. Remember every skin is unique and react differently, so it’s advised to always do a patch test before treating your breakout to any new ingredient
Acne Prevention: Stop it even before it starts
These little, easy tips will certainly help those looking to protect the skin that’s prone to acne.
Do not shy away to see a dermatologist. For accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will help treating severe acne, cleanse your skin & can take care of Acne Scars as well, you can visit DermaWorld Delhi & consult with renowned Dermatologist, Dr. Rohit Batra.