Acne Treatment

Acne is a universal skin trouble that just about everyone, irrespective of their cast or creed, has to experience. During the teenage years when the hormones are raging, approximately 85% of the people experience acne to a certain degree. For most people, it is not a long term problem and with little care, they can get rid of it.

However, for others, it can be a long term trouble and can carry on well beyond the adolescence. In such cases, treatment needs to be performed to correct the problem and ensure that the acne does not leave scarring. In the following lines, we shall learn more about Acne Treatment and its stages as well as how it can be treated at different stages.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused due to a variety of factors combining together. It takes place when the dead skin cells and the natural oil secretions, known as sebum, from the body start clogging the pores. Under normal circumstances the skin cells just get removed. However, with them blocking the pores, the acne bacteria gets ideal conditions and acne breakouts start to take place.

Other factors such as a rise in hormonal levels and stress too cause acne breakouts. Although scientific research has thus far failed to find links, acne is also often associated with oily foods.

Types of Acne

The three main types of acne are mild, moderate and severe based on the impact they have on the skin. Mild acne is characterized by appearance of redness and bumps mostly on the chin and the forehead. These can spread on other areas of the face as well. For the most part, mild acne can be taken care of with the help of good hygiene maintenance.

Moderate acne is a little bit more problematic with the appearance of pimples, inflammation in the skin and deep abscesses. A person suffering from this stage should not delay treatment since doing so can worsen the situation and make it harder to treat as the time goes by.

Eventually the final stage of acne is severe acne. In severe acne, deep ulcers and blisters can form which can lead to scarring. This type of acne can be painful and scars that it leaves are unsightly and need to be removed. People suffering from severe acne should not waste any time in getting it treated professionally.

Treatments for Acne

There are different types of treatments that can be used in order to get rid of the acne trouble. We shall take a brief look into them.

Topical Creams

These are the first option that most doctors recommend. They work quite well especially when the problem is mild to moderate. Creams may not be prescribed in severe acne cases. The creams mostly are Retinoid (Vitamin A based) and antibiotic in nature. They can bring a fair bit of relief and have little side effects. The antibiotics help in killing the bacteria that is causing acne.However, they need to be applied for a fair amount of time to achieve the desired results.

Oral Medications

Oral medications can be quite effective as well and they are usually used along with the topical creams to attain the best possible results. Most commonly antibiotics and combined oral contraceptives are used. The latter are particular effective in young females.

In case of the patient not responding to the traditional treatments altogether, the doctor may opt for Isotretinoin. The medication is rarely used in severe acne cases due to the many side effects it possess. It is generally the very last resort when it comes to acne medications.

Chemical Peels

These are acidic solutions that are available in different strengths in order to be applied to the skin for resurfacing it. These can be quite effective for mild to moderate acne trouble. It kills the acne bacterial and allows healthier skin to replace the damaged skin.

Do keep in mind that it is best to let a professional apply the peels to your skin since doing it yourself adds to the risk of burning it. The side effects are for the most part mild. There may be a short downtime as well in case of deep peels.

Fractional CO2

It is a treatment that brings to use fractionated carbon dioxide laser in order to get rid of acne as well as acne scarring. When dealing with acne, the laser kills the bacteria that causes acne and also unclogs the pores of the skin. The treatment is very effective and helps the skin in general as well since it raises the level of collagen and elastin in the skin.

The treatment is performed after applying topical anesthetics to ensure that there is no sensation of pain. A few treatments can help in getting rid of acne altogether. There is no downtime and very few side effects to make it a perfect solution to this problem.

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