What Is Acne? Causes And Best Treatment
Dr. Vivekanand N Bhat
Lavelle road, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
What is Acne?
Teenage is often associated with the fear of getting acne. Many teenagers experience this in the form of spots occurring on face and often on back and parts of neck too. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 teenagers experience some degree of acne. Some may experience severe form of acne and if left untreated can leave scars on the face affecting self-confidence and the social life.
The greatest concern for many young patients is the permanent scarring and spots on face that can affect personal beauty.
As teenage years play a significant part in inter-personal development and social skills, it’s important for many teens to seek Acne scar removal treatment to get past their personal inhibitions and face the world with confidence.
What causes Acne?
It is often seen that people with oily skin get acne. It’s partially true as also during our younger years from 12 to 25, the small oil producing glands located under the skin known as the sebaceous glands become most active. This is caused by the hormonal changes during puberty.
As the skin gets greasier, the chances of tiny pores in our skin getting blocked also increase and this usually causes acne.
Normally the acne causing bacteria on our skin are small in numbers and don’t cause any harm, but the blocked pores filled with sebum inside provide a thriving environment for them to multiply quickly. This triggers our body immune system to respond causing an inflammation of the blocked pore. The pore and surrounding areas become red and pus forms.
On the severity of inflammation, acne can be roughly categorized as mild to moderate acne and moderate to severe acne.
Although the treatment options for acne can overwhelm most of us, the efficacy of each varies from person to person. Many patients with acne experience frustration after trying many treatment options, many a times without proper consultation from a dermatologist.
The treatment for acne consists of both preventive and maintenance routines as even after the treatment for acne is over, a maintenance therapy is continued until the oil glands are making skin greasy.
Patients with excessive scarring and marks can opt for scar reduction treatments like Microdermabrasion and Laser acne removal treatment. Laser acne treatment is considered to be the best option by Dr. Vivekananda a leading skin specialist for Acne in Bangalore, as it offers minimal discomfort, little to no recovery time and excellent aesthetic outcomes.
Laser scar removal for acne uses fractional laser light to greatly diminishing the appearance of the scar tissue. Advanced Contact Cooling protects the epidermis, promoting safer, more comfortable treatment.