Acne is a skin disorder that happens as a result of the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s sebaceous glands (oil glands) and hair follicles. It occurs on the face, the neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.
It results in skin conditions such as plugged pores (blackheads & whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules) and deeper lumps (nodules & cysts). Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Although not a severe health threat, acne can be disfiguring and can be a source of significant emotional distress for you. Acne reduces your confidence level and is considered to be one of the common causes of embarrassment and social withdrawal.
Any of the following four factors cause Acne:
1. When the body starts to make too much of sebum (waxy-oily substance)
2. Thickening (abnormal) of the skin’s outer layer (epidermis) resulting in plugged pores
3. Bacteria that live on our skin, p. acnes, also get inside the clogged pore
4. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed (red and swollen)
You may feel like you are the only one with the bad case of Acne. But many people have acne. Acne is one of the most common skin disorders affecting nearly 70%+ of the world population.
Acne can occur at any age. Young men are likely to have severe, longer lasting acne. In contrast, young women are likely to have occasional acne due to hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycle and caused by cosmetics. While men and women equally can get acne, some women get acne when they reach middle age.
While the variety of effective acne treatments continues to grow, so does the extent of confusions about treating these. If not taken care at the earlier stages, acne can lead to unsightly pigmentation and scarring. Dermatologists at Dr. Thaj Acne Clinic specialize in the treatment of acne, acne scars, and skin related problems. We make use of following procedures to treat Acne:
Using the above techniques, acne is treated in two step process, first by destroying the bacteria within the affected area and then by stimulating the collagen production thereby accelerating the natural healing process.