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    What is Acne? Best Treatment for Acne & Causes

    November 18, 2016

    Acne is common condition seen in both men and women. Acne medically called as Acne vulgaris is a skin disorder that involves oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Acne is commonly appears on skin during puberty when your sebaceous glands becomes active.

    The sebaceous glands are usually stimulated by the male hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands in both men and women. Acne is not a life threatening disorder; it only leaves scars on your skin. Your skin has tiny holes called pores that connect to oil glands that are present under your skin. These glands are connected to your pores through small canals called follicles.

    An oily liquid called sebum is produced through the glands. The main function of sebum is to carry the dead skin cells to the surface of your skin through follicles. Acne or pimple grows when these follicles gets blocked due accumulation of oil under your skin.

    Acne Causes

    The main cause of acne is still unclear. According to experts the primary cause of acne may be the rise in androgen levels in your body. Generally androgen levels rise when you reach puberty. Increase in androgen levels helps the oil glands in your skin to grow which results in production of excess of oil. Excess production of sebum can break the cellular wall in your pores and can allow bacteria to grow.

    Apart from the increased levels of androgen in your body the other causes include:

    • Genetic factors
    • Medication containing androgen and lithium
    • Greasy cosmetics
    • Hormonal changes in your body

    Acne Treatment

    Acne treatment is done either with medication or through natural remedies. The common treatments for acne include:

    • Oral antibiotics

    Oral antibiotic is the best cure for acne. Doctors generally prescribe oral antibiotics for severe and moderate acne problems. The main aim of these antibiotics is to reduce the bacterial population in your skin. The bacterium that generally causes acne is Propionibacterium acnes.

    These bacteria multiply rapidly in blocked follicles. Antibiotic dosage depends on the type of acne you have.  You should not take antibiotics for a longer period of time without consulting the specialist.

    • Oral contraceptive

    Women who take contraceptives often experience that acne gets cleared up with contraceptives. Oral contraceptives help in suppressing the overactive glands in your skin. Oral contraceptive is a long term treatment for acne. Before taking contraceptives, you need to consult your gynaecologist to avoid any complications in future.

    • Topical antimicrobials

    Topical antimicrobials are used on your skin and mucus membranes. Moderate acne and severe acne both can be cured with the help of topical antimicrobials.

    If you are facing any skin problems or acne, you can consult the cosmetic surgeon in Delhi. Cosmetic surgery in Delhi is very common for different skin related problems. Dr. Surender Chawla is the best cosmetic surgeon in Delhi. Cosmetic surgery prices in Delhi clinics are less when compared to other clinics. At South Delhi cosmetic clinic we follow the best cosmetic procedures in Delhi to cure all your problems and thus enhance your beauty.

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