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Acne is a skin condition; its characteristics are red pimples appearing on the face. It’s caused by inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. Usually, it is observed in juveniles, nevertheless, it may occur in people at a more mature age.
With acne, pores are blocked by sedum, bacteria and dead cells. Approximately 80% of people in the 11-30 age group have a mild manifestation of this condition.
Acne manifests itself in the following forms.
Mostly, it occurs as a result of hormonal changes provoked by the activity of androgenic hormones. This state is most pronounced in adolescence. Next-mentioned factors can aggravate acne severity:
Doctors also say some foods may also trigger this condition. In particular, this includes the frequent consumption of skimmed milk and simple carbohydrates in large quantities.
It’s diagnosed by examining the skin. To reveal the causes and in order to prevent its further aggravation, the doctor may examine some related factors from the patient’s life: whether the patient has been exposed to stressful situations recently, whether it is in a family anamnesis, and so on. If acne occurs in older people, it may indicate the presence of serious pathologies.
Doctors may prescribe various meds depending on condition severity. Several forms of the disease may require fairly strong drugs that can be purchased only by prescription. In particular, oral contraceptives can be quite useful.
In addition, next-mentioned is used:
For extreme acne forms, doctors prescribe steroid injections. In addition, quite often recently, laser therapy has been used, which is aimed at removing acne. Along, peeling is used: top-skin layers are removed. It contributes to the opening of pores.