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Dealing with acne

Acne is the most common skin disease. Acne is seen in 80% of people between the ages of 11-30. Acne occurs on the face, neck, chest and back. The sebaceous glands located in the skin of this area sometimes block the hair follicles. Bacteria multiply in clogged pores and cause red, swollen pimples. Sometimes only pores clogged with oil appear. These appear as white comedoes and black dots. On the contrary, deep, large-scale, dark-colored acne lesions lasting for months can also occur, which fills with excessive inflammation and takes on a cystic structure.

Our genetic makeup, hormonal changes, stress and oily cosmetic products are the main causes of acne. Some foods also invite acne. Excessive consumption of foods such as fries, nuts, chips, chocolate, high-fat milk and cola can cause a sudden increase in acne in 1-2 days, as they have a high carbohydrate and fat load. Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with liver diseases. However, it can sometimes be the first sign of ovarian cysts (polycytic ovarian disease) and hormonal diseases (androgen hormone excess).

Some practical points about acne:

1- Should I wash my face too often? No, face should be washed 1-2 times a day with a cleanser suitable for combination-oily skin.

2-Can I apply sunscreen and moisturizer? Yes, you can easily use the products of the brands that you can see according to your skin type, namely oil-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic.

3- Should acne be tightened? No. Squeezing acne in the home environment can cause the spread of the microbe, brown spots or pit marks that remain for months.

4-Are there any powder, tonic and cream formulas that I can prepare at home? No. Although such formulas are circulated in the media from time to time, they should not be respected. With such formulas, let alone not being able to heal, acne can get worse, allergies can be added, and germs can be caught.

5-I go to beauty centers every month, why doesn’t my acne go away? Even if the skin is cleaned, acne will definitely recur without long-term treatments. Remember, acne is a skin disease.

6-Should I stop the drug if I don’t see any benefit in a week? Healing in acne begins within weeks. The treatment given by the dermatologist should be continued with determination, and a result should be expected after a few weeks.

7-What happens if acne is not treated? It has been shown in many studies that acne causes social phobia, a decrease in self-confidence, a decrease in the quality of life and leads to an excessive amount of make-up tendency in women. In untreated acne, scar and blemish problems also begin.

The safest way to deal with acne is to see your dermatologist. In this way, suitable facial cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens are determined according to our findings in the examination. We use topical acne medications or pills. We recommend a mask or peeling for some of our patients. Skin care is also a good start to clean blackheads and oil-filled pores. We get support from Mesotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) applications for people who have survived acne but have scars.