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Acne frequently asked questions

What is acne?

Acne vulgaris is a skin disease caused by the obstruction of the follicular pores (those where hairs are born) and which is characterized by the appearance of comedones (also called “pimples”, “blackheads”, “pimples” or “whiteheads” ).

How does it come about?

This obstruction is mainly caused by cells and oil produced by the sebaceous glands. When the pores become clogged with cells and oil, it creates an environment conducive to the growth of bacteria.

How does it manifest?

Infected skin causes inflammation, pain and pus as the body reacts against these invading bacteria. The severity of the disease varies greatly, and it can be simple, moderate or severe acne. In the more severe forms, nodular acne, acne conglobata, acne fulminans and facial pyoderma.

What is the best treatment?

There are several treatments available, which may include dermatological hygiene and exfoliation products to control oiliness, antibiotics to fight the bacteria that cause the disease or the use of substances derived from vitamin A (eg isotretinoin). The most appropriate treatment depends on the severity of the disease and the special conditions of each individual. sick.  medical evaluation is essential to determine the best therapy and therapeutic adjustments are often necessary throughout treatment.

Where can I learn more about acne?

Download our free e-Book «Acne: beyond the pimple» here

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