Acne
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Acne is a disorder of the hair bearing skin in which hair follicles develop obstructing plugs (comedones) as a result of which inflammation later develops around the obstructed follicles, causing tissue destruction and scar formation.

It has been estimated that 70% of the population have some clinically evident acne at some stage during adolescence. The course of the disease is chronic with frequent remission and exacerbations. There is a tendency to flare in menstrual period. Acne tends to subside in the twenties but may persist indefinitely.

The few obvious causes for acne are:

  • Increased production of the sex hormones.
  • Androgen stimulates increased sebum production.
  • An aerobic proliferation within the follicles.
  • Intense acute inflammatory response.
  • Continual touching and picking.
  • Hot and humid weather.
  • Use of wrong cosmetics.

Treatment

Treatment at Valeda Wellness Centers is aimed at:

  • Reducing the bacterial population of hair follicle encouraging the shedding of the follicular horny plugs to free obstruction.
  • Reducing the rate of sebum production either by acting on the sebaceous glands or indirectly by inhibiting the effect of androgen on sebaceous glands.
  • Usage of anti-inflammatory agents to reduce the effect of acne inflammation on the skin

 
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