ACNE

ACNE AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Acne is an important health problem in terms of its frequent occurrence, cosmetic complaints and sometimes permanent scarring.

Acne often begins in adolescence and ends in the 20s. In a small number of cases, it may extend to older ages. It is equal in male and female genders, but it is more severe in male patients.

The pilosebaceous unit is the area where acne lesions occur, this area consists of the hair follicle and the sebaceous unit that opens to it. The amount of sebum is increased in patients with acne and this is an important factor in the severity of acne. The increase in sebum paves the way for the formation of comedones and the proliferation of bacteria.

In the presence of stress, acne lesions increase. A hormonal disorder causes an increase in acne lesions.

Especially the face area is affected, less frequently lesions are seen on the back, chest and shoulders. Depending on the severity of the disease, comedones, papules, pustules and sometimes cystic lesions are observed.

Acne is a condition that needs to be treated, if it is not intervened in a timely manner, permanent scars may occur if the lesions are intervened with non-sterile methods.

Treatment is arranged according to the severity of the lesion, the age of the patient, and the skin type. Full recovery is achieved in most of the cases with the follow-up of the dermatologist.

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