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ACNE TREATMENT

Alternative names: Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, nodulocystic acne, folliculitis, cysts, pimples, blemishes, spots, zits, blackheads, whiteheads, comedones.

Acne is almost a universal condition affecting nearly every teenager at some stage. When it progresses from more than the occasional pimple or extends into later life we consider it a medical condition. Acne can be of various types and severity and so assessment by a Dermatologist ensures the appropriate treatment is prescribed and tailored specifically to your type of Acne. Our treatments include specialized face washes, gels and creams, systemic treatment (tablets) including antibiotics, hormonal treatment and isotretinoin (which can only be prescribed by a Dermatologist) as well as Radiante treatment, laser therapy and microdermabrasion. Acne treatment in Gurgaon is quite affordable now at Skin Zest

FAQ’s

What is Acne?

Acne is the most common skin disease and affects 80% of all people at some time
between age 11-30 years. It begins from age 10-13 at a time when a child is undergoing puberty. It therefore can have far-reaching psychosocial consequences as well as result in permanent disfigurement.

What causes Acne?

This form of Acne is very common in pre-teenage or early teenage years. Treatment at this stage may prevent further development of the Acne: topical tretinoin or adapalene used once daily at night. We prefer to use retinoids at night as they can photosensitize the skin and therefore are best washed off in the morning before going into sunshine. Topical retinoids are effective against whiteheads and blackheads and may also benefit patients with increased pigmentation. Salicylic acid up 2% in numerous formulations may be used as an anticomedone treatment and mild anti-inflammatory agent. Azelaic acid formulations can also be effective

Acne has many causes and is a disease of the oil producing glands of the skin called the pilosebaceous glands.

There are four interrelated factors involved:
1. Excess sebum (oil) production
2. Blockage of the pilosebaceous gland
3. Infection with a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes
4. Skin inflammation.

Can Acne run in families?

Yes, the activity of the pilosebaceous glands is inherited.

Are there any differences in Acne between different skin colours?

There is a great deal of variation in the incidence of Acne throughout the world, with South-Eastern Asians having less sebaceous gland activity and tending to show a decreased incidence of Acne as well as it being less severe.
Dark-skinned patients are more likely to form whiteheads and white skinned patients more likely to have inflammatory Acne. A specific form of comedomal Acne that is very common in Indian patients is Pomade Acne, due to the application of waxes, greases and oils to the hair, resulting in pilosebaceous duct blockage and therefore comedogenesis. Ideally, the patient should cease from using such materials on the hair.

What part of the body does Acne affect?

The distribution of Acne occurs where the density of sebaceous glands is the greatest, namely the forehead, cheeks, chin, upper chest and upper back.

How might it affect me?

Mild or moderate acne affects the confidence and mood. More severe acne might leave scarring which can be pit-like, crater-like or bumpy. To avoid scarring, it is vital to treat acne before this stage.

How is Acne treated?

Early treatment of Acne is essential for the prevention of lasting cosmetic disfigurement associated with scarring and treatment depends on what type of Acne is present.

Mainly comedonal (Whiteheads and blackheads) Acne

This form of Acne is very common in pre-teenage or early teenage years. Treatment at this stage may prevent further development of the Acne: topical tretinoin or adapalene used once daily at night. We prefer to use retinoids at night as they can photosensitize the skin and therefore are best washed off in the morning before going into sunshine. Topical retinoids are effective against whiteheads and blackheads and may also benefit patients with increased pigmentation. Salicylic acid up 2% in numerous formulations may be used as an anticomedone treatment and mild anti-inflammatory agent. Azelaic acid formulations can also be effective

Mainly inflammatory Acne

Hormonal therapy can be very effective in female patients with Acne whether or not their serum androgens are abnormal. The most used is ciproterone acetate combined with an estrogen.

Don’t let acne dominate your life, get in touch and let us take care of your skin

We, at Skin Zest, can offer effective, specialist acne treatment to patients to help cure or control their disease. Book your appointment with our experts for acne treatment in Gurgaon.