Acne

Acne is a chronic skin condition characterized by the obstruction of the oil glands, raised bumps, and the appearance of blackheads. It can appear during adolescence or in adulthood.

It is thought that being predisposed to acne is hereditary but actually, the specific composition of one’s skin sebum is inherited; when the 5-alpha reductase enzyme becomes more active, it increases the sensitivity of the oil glands, which causes acne.

Proper treatment will depend on the form of the acne.
Patients with surface (non-inflammatory) acne are given a regular home care regimen and cosmetic treatments, which include regular cosmetic cleanings (once every 1-2 months), medicinal masks, cryomassage, and iontophoresis. Chemical peels, sandblast microdermabrasion, and Jet Peel may also be used.

In order to treat deeper forms of acne, a more systematic approach is needed. We recommend a clinical examination, consultations with specialists (endocrinologist, gynecologist, general practitioner), and hormonal and immunological tests. Proper surface treatment can play a huge role—this can include laser therapy, d’Arsonval, cryomassage, medicinal masks, and cleanings, as well as mesotherapy, which is largely homeopathic (homeomesotherapy).

The painless PPx acne treatment can be used to clean the pores, and SharpLight machine are effective on Propionibacterium, or P acne.

Acne treatment is an ongoing process, and subsequent rehabilitative procedures (including peels such as chemical, laser, diathermocoagulation, sandblast microdermabrasion, and Jet Peel) not only decrease the chances of post-acne complications (atrophic and hypertrophic scars, increased pore size), but also help patients avoid new breakouts.

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