CAUSE OF ACNE continues to evade researchers. We do know that the sebaceous
glands secrete an oil that changes to a solid white substance called sebum. This travels
to the opening of a hair follicle and erupts on the skins surface. This process may be due
to an infection of these glands or to excessive amounts of male hormones called androgens.
Blackheads appear when sebum mixes with skin pigments in plugged pores. They are a mixture
of sebum and skin scales that have closed off a hair follicle.
ACNE IS A DISORDER OF THE SKIN
Some teenagers find this condition so distressing that they can develop emotional
problems. Three out of four teenagers have acne and about 80 percent of all teenagers will
develop it. If you have acne you have a lot of company.
Most teens who develop acne have the milder form, called non- inflammatory acne. They just
get a few blackheads or whiteheads and a pimple now and then. Pimples usually do not scar
unless squeezed or picked which may lead to infection. It can injure skin and underlying
tissue. So it's advisable not to pick or squeeze.
Some people suffer from inflammatory acne. With inflammatory acne, the whiteheads
become inflamed. Pimples and pustules develop and there will be a constant outbreak
covering the face, and sometimes the neck, back, chest and groin. These pus filled pimples
can cause disfiguring cysts, deep pitting and scarring.
Prescription drugs and sometimes surgery may
be needed to treat severe inflammatory acne if all other treatments have failed.
More adults today find themselves dealing with acne, something they thought they had
long outgrown. According to information from New England Journal of Medicine's publication
Health News, one in five adults between the ages of 25 and 44 experiences acne. It's
estimated that nearly half of all adult women experience mild to moderate acne.
Adult acne can often be more persistent
than teenage acne. It can be especially depressing for those who were not effected as
Adult Acne maybe caused by a hormonal imbalance. Topical treatments may help your
condition but, if you think your condition maybe caused by a hormonal disorder, a
dermatologist can treat your condition with antiandrogen
and hormonal drugs to possibly alleviate your condition.
Whatever your age, acne doesn't have to control you. You can control it with the right
treatment and a little persistence.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
No one knows for sure, exactly what causes acne. There are so many factors that interact
to produce acne vulgaris ( is the medical term ). We do know heredity plays an
important roll. If one of your parents had acne, there is a very good possibility you will
The overproduction of oil is a
contributing factor, the irregular shedding of dead skin cells and the buildup of bacteria
that lives in the sebaceous glands, which breeds in the hair follicles.
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