Acne is a skin disease that causes oily skin, small cysts on skin, red buttons and white heads on skin it mostly occur among most adolescents and sometimes adults.
Acne is characterized by oily skin and various types of buttons (open comedones or blackheads and closed comedones or microcysts), inflammatory lesions (papules or red pimples, pustules or white heads and bulky painful red spots or nodules), the cysts or scars and marks that can be temporary or permanent. The disease usually begins in adolescence and ends most time before the age of 25 years.
What causes acne?
The increased production of sebum is responsible for oily skin, it is essential in dependence of male hormones (androgens) in men and in women.
Several factors influence the obstruction of the pilosebaceous follicle in the composition of sebum, the rate of male hormones, bacteria and substances produced by the skin cells.
What is the evolution of acne?
Acne is a condition which most often extends over several years, for an average of 4 to 6 years but sometimes longer. Persistent acne in adulthood is common, especially in women.
What is the treatment of acne?
Acne interferes with quality of life and should be taken seriously and treated effectively. There are several treatments that have been studied and developed and are available in many cosmetic salons and spas worldwide.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation process of the skin which is much less invasive than dermabrasion technology. Microdermabrasion removes the top layer of the skin to reduce or eliminate the appearance of scars, lesions, and stretch marks. Few treatments are required for recent or superficial scars.
Phototherapy is an effective technology in the treatment of acne. In some cases, phototherapy reduces acne to at least 78%. Phototherapy is one of the only treatments which has almost no side effects.