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Causes of Acne & Treatment Options
Acne is the term used for inflamed pores (blackhead or whitehead), nodules or even cysts that occur on face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and the upper part of arms. Though is not a dangerous disease, it can be annoying. In those with severe acne, it may cause permanent marks.
Acne affects 90 percent teenagers (12-17 years) and can continue to occur with less frequency in adults aged 20 to 40 years. Acne effects in both women and men, but males are predisposed to more grave forms of acne.
The main causes of acne include:
Some people try to treat acne at home using treatments suggested by friends or natural remedies. These have no success because acne develops emotional and physical effects which last longer than eruption itself. They should see a dermatologist when:
Lesions produced by acne are big and create
Acne can be treated using:
Self care at home face has to be washed with a soft soap once or twice a day with the purpose of eliminating oil surplus from the skins surface. Its compulsory to make a gentle massage of the skin and do not scrub it roughly; this will make the acne worse.
Medical cure there are a lot of treatments to help fight acne troubles. People can use special creams that are applied directly on the skins surface, while strongly medication, like hormonal therapies and antibiotics, are taken oral. Creams dont have secondary effects. Most popular are:
Antibiotics complete the treatment of special creams. They are prescribed by dermatologist and its role is to kill bacteria, decrease redness and inflammation of the skin. Can be find in different shapes: lotion, gel, pills.
Myths about Acne
Prognosis for some acne types is brilliant. Treating acne means not only to heal, but also to prevent the scars which occur. Though scars can be treated by dermabrasion technique, chemical peels or laser sessions.
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