Acne: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Friday, 21 Jan 2011 11:48 AM

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Acne can be described as small eruptions on the skin, which may range from small red marks to larger pus-filled boils. Acne is a result of excessive sebum production at the root of a hair follicle leading to dead cells. These dead cells, in turn, lead to bacterial infection causing the more virulent form of acne. These eruptions need treatment and prevention as they often leave marks on the face and body, which may take a long time to fade.
 
There is no one cause of acne. Therefore, the challenge of separating factors responsible for acne and providing a treatment regimen becomes important. A common method of combating acne is by using an antibacterial agent, which helps heal skin eruptions by first drying out the sebum collected there. This is how the agent works:

Remove:
The first step is to remove, meaning the process of eradicating dry and dead skin, which leads to general skin problems such as discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles, using various methods.

Rebuild:
The next step is to rebuild the skin cells. This involves the procedure of providing the building blocks for skin rejuvenation such as amino acids for protein manufacture along with nutrients that result in healthy and longer living skin cells.

Protect
: To protect means to save the skin from external environmental damage such as sunlight, pollution, and free radicals.

Maintain:
The last step for skin treatment is to maintain overall skin health.
 
Acne breakthrough treatments include:

Natural Treatment:
Natural treatments for acne scars and acne skin eruptions include natural topical products that help the lesions heal and dry out. Vitamin A based products are natural treatments to get rid of acne.

Oral Medication:
Oral medications to get rid of acne scars include tetracycline for acne treatment.

Topical Medication:
These treatments are for the cure of outer surface blemishes or acne scars and do not address the deep-rooted cause of acne. These creams only provide a cure for the external bacterial infection and need to be supplemented with internal treatments.

Laser Treatment:
Laser treatments are the latest treatment for acne scars and skin lesions. Aesthra PPx light system and Cool Touch Laser are some of the acne treatment methods approved by the FDA. ClearLight Acne PhotoClearing System cures skin inflammation that can otherwise lead to acne scars.

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