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About Acne

The term Acne refers to the process that can result in as little as one blackhead or to be as much as the severe cystic acne. It is a disorder of the skin’s sebaceous glands and is believed to be an inherited condition caused by a genetic defect.

Which areas of the body can Acne affect?

Over 90% of people with Acne have facial Acne, 60% have Back acne and chest Acne. Severe acne can occur on the face, back and chest.

What age does Acne occur?

  • Acne starts most frequently at around the age of 12, with females starting earlier than males due to the earlier onset of puberty, however can appear as early as age 8 or 9.
  • The peak acne years are 14-17 in females and 16-19 years in males. As many as 40% of females and 35% of males are affected during these years.
Teenage Acne
  • Acne occurs due to increased levels of the hormone called testosterone, which occurs during puberty. The sebaceous glands are sensitive to these hormones, the glands produces more sebum which results in Acne.
Adult Acne
  • Some women even get Acne for the first time at the age of 30 or 40. There are many reasons you can break out as an adult. Stress or changes in your hormone levels like menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills are some possibilities.
  • PCOS which is a hormonal imbalance can also cause Acne.
  • In adults Acne can cause psychological problems such as anxiety and depression. Adults may be more conscious of their Acne because it is called a ‘disease of teenagers’.

Types of Acne

Acne is classified into groups based on treatment and increasing levels of severity and scarring.

Grade 1 = Mild Non inflammatory non-scarring acne with open and closed comedones only.
Grade 2 = Moderate Inflammatory and noninflammatory non-scarring acne with open and closed comedones and some papules and pustules.
Grade 3= Severe Inflammatory acne and noninflammatory acne with open and closed comedones and extensive papules and pustules.
Grade 4= Very Severe Very inflammatory scarring acne and non inflammatory acne with open and closed comedones, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.

acne type

Acne scarring

Acne can result in lifelong scarring and pigmentation abnormalities.

Pitted scarring, dish shaped scars
  • Pitted acne scarring is deep and resembles the type of scar that might occur if the face were stabbed with an ice pick. Unfortunately this type of scar is very difficult to correct with cosmetic treatment.
  • Dish-shaped scars are broader that they are wide and can be minimized with a variety of cosmetic procedures including dermabrasion, subcision, and the injection of fat or fillers.
Pigmentation
  • Acne can result in long-lasting colour changes of the face. This can be prolonged redness from intense inflammation or pigmentation from damage to the melanocytes. Especially in darker skin types acne can induce postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, which appears as brown or brownish-black spots on the face.
  • This type of hyperpigmenation can be corrected with our skin peels and homecare treatment plan.
  • If the acne lesion is highly inflammatory, the pigment can be destroyed, and a white scar may be present. It is not possible to re-pigment a white acne scar.
  • Nodular and cystic acne can result in lifelong scarring, which results in uneven facial skin texture.

Acne Treatment

Although Acne cannot be cured, the major goal of treatment is to prevent permanent scarring and to decrease the redness and pigmentation that occur following healing of acne lesions.

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