Acne vulgaris, popularly known as acne, is one of the most common skin problems.
Although it starts in adolescence and continues in the 20s, it continues until the 30s and 40s.
It can continue or even begin at this age.
Dermatologist Nermin Filizci Varılsüha said about acne:
Acne is a disease of the sebaceous glands in our skin.
The oil we call sebum secreted is thrown to the skin surface through a channel.
occlusion is the main cause of acne formation. Especially in adolescence, it is used as a male hormone.
As a result of the increase in known androgen, the sebaceous glands are stimulated, enlarged and oil secretion increases.
Depending on the oscillation of the channel, the density of the channel increases gradually and the probability of clogging increases.
Bacteria on our skin enter the canal, both by their own existence and by some of the things they produce.
they can initiate the inflammatory process through chemical substances.
may infiltrate and appear as red bumps on the surface, further sized nodules and cysts.
Due to environmental dust, dirt and perspiration of the skin surface, skin pores can also be formed from outside.
Black spots are formed as a result of oxidation of the oil in the plug at the mouth of the canal with air.
Where does acne occur?
The face with the fatter areas of the body. It is seen on the neck, chin, back, shoulders and arms.
Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis) similar to acne that can occur should not be confused with acne.
What factors play a role in the development of acne?
Genetic, hormonal (there may be an increase in premenstrual acne) factors in the development of acne
In addition, stress, use of products that are not suitable for the skin type (oily moisturizers, foundation,
powder) is also important.
Should acne be treated?
Regardless of its severity, acne must be treated. Although it is not a life-threatening disease,
It psychologically treats the patient both because of the image it creates and the serious and permanent scars it causes.
Who should treat acne?
Acne must be treated by a dermatologist, again with his recommendation, auxiliary cosmetic
products should be used. Acne treatment is a long-term treatment that requires patience. It can last for months. With treatment
The use of cosmetic products used in skin hygiene and skin care, called auxiliary treatment, is also included.
It is important.
It should not be forgotten that acne is a disease that can be treated. Untreated acne scars
However, acne cannot be treated as easily.