Acne (pimples) are common in teenagers. During adolescence, under the influence of sex hormones, oil glands (sebaceous glands) of skin start producing more oil. Enlarged pores of oil glands appear on the skin. Acneform when the pores get blocked. Blockage usually occurs because of excess keratinization and dead skin formation at the neck of the pore, which again is under the influence of hormones. External factors like clogging with certain makeup product also contribute to the blockage. This blockage of already hyperactive oil glands leads to acne.
Acne is of 5 types:
Acne commonly happens on the face, but back and arms can be affected in severe cases. Acne, if improperly treated or neglected, can lead to temporary or permanent scarring.
Common types of Acne Scars (marks) are:
Treatment for Acne Scars:
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The best treatment for acne is oral capsules of Isotretinoin. When taken as advised they can cure severe acne. Your dermatologist will recommend Isotretinoin capsules depending on the severity of your problem when creams and other topical treatments fail and acne starts to leave scars. These tablets are used strictly under dermatologist’s supervision to avoid any side effects.
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