Acne - medical or cosmetic problem?

As for the treatment of acne, there are still controversies to which specialist to turn to the beautician or a dermatologist. To properly answer this question you need to know the etymology of acne, where and why they occur. Acne is an infectious disease that results from the interaction of normal saprophytic bacteria with abnormally oily skin. In general, increased secretion of sebum causes blackheads, excessive greasiness also creates favorable conditions for the development of bacteria in the hair follicles and as a result - inflammation.

This occurs in both girls and boys, peaking at about age 17. The intensity of the lesion is reduced from 21 years to 25 years, they disappear on their own.

Acne in teenage hormonal imbalance due to age, the consequence of which is increased greasiness of the skin. Often, acne is still common in women older than 25 years, most often it is caused by elevated levels of male sex hormones.

Hormones are not the only cause of acne, a lot of them, but because of the proven causes can mention a few:


    Hormonal imbalance
    Low-quality cosmetics
    The wrong skin care

The main myth about acne is that you can get rid of them, if you regularly have sex.

Acne Treatment

If a diagnosis of acne is not a problem, then, unfortunately, the treatment is more complex. What patients need to know? The good news is that the disease can be successfully treated, but the bad news is that healing is achieved slowly, usually after 6-8 months of continuous therapy. Even after solving the problem should be implemented in consistent therapeutic measures to prevent recurrence.

In severe cases, after the treatment of acne scars are unsightly. Get rid of acne scars after a deep chemical peel can be alpha-acids or laser resurfacing, but do not forget that such procedures may be performed by a specialist. In addition, there are home methods of getting rid of acne scars after.

Many doctors prescribe to treat acne with special diet. Usually recommended to remove from the diet of chocolate, fatty and fried foods, but the impact of these products on the skin is debatable, but certainly the right food is important.

Acne Prevention

The skin should be cleaned daily with a special or antibacterial lotion to remove grease, bacteria and dead cells that cause acne. Warning: - normal soap cleans pretty well, but it can dry the skin.


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