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Puberty acne can be treated

I recently wrote a general post for DIVA on acne and acne skin care. Some readers have asked me to give some information about the treatment of acne and scars. The acne issue does not seem to end with writing! In scientific publications, it is said that 85% of the world’s population suffers from this problem. My impression confirms this, because the majority of my patients try to cope with the problem of acne. Already, acne is one of the subjects that dermatology deals with the most and does the most research. However, why this imbalance in the skin occurs has not been fully explored. Although the cause is not known exactly, since the course of the disease is well known, the treatments give very successful results.

Acne treatments are usually carried out with topical (externally applied) and oral medications. In recent years, FOTO Rejuvenation, a new light therapy, also provides new possibilities in this regard.

At the beginning of the external chemical treatments, peelings made with various hydroxy acids come. Hydroxy acids are obtained from different plants, foods such as fruits, ginger, wine, sugar cane, tomato juice and milk. This treatment separates the cells that connect to each other in the top layer of the skin and opens the clogged pores.

When results cannot be obtained with hydroxy acids, benzol peroxide mixtures or Tretinoin, a synthetic vitamin A derivative, are tried. In some cases, taking antibiotics is recommended. Hormone therapy may be necessary for some patients.

In severe cases, Isotretinoin (Roacuttane) may be recommended. This is an extremely effective treatment, but the side effects are thought-provoking. It is particularly successful in cystic acne. Approximately 69% of patients who can be treated with isotreitonin get rid of acne completely.

Cystic acne is sometimes treated surgically. Other types of treatment are also used, such as cryotherapy and intralesional steroids.

On the other hand, Mesotherapy is a method that cannot be ignored. During mesotherapy, vitamin A, vitamin C and antibiotics are injected under the skin. Antibiotics and vitamin A treat acne directly. Vitamin C, on the other hand, accelerates cell regeneration and prevents scarring.

Oral intake of vitamin A and zinc supports all treatment methods.

In recent years, a new light technique called “PHOTO Rejuvenation” has been added to acne treatments. With this method, yellow light is sent under the skin. This stimulation of the skin increases the collagen tissue and activates the defense system against the microbes that cause acne. Thus, while existing acne is treated, body resistance increases and new formations are prevented.

Of course, among all these treatments, only the dermatologist can choose the right one for the patient. While the methods can be combined with each other, each requires consideration of some other conditions and side effects. Some dry the skin, some can cause allergic reactions. Most of the treatments listed above require sun protection. For all these reasons, acne treatment can only be carried out under the control of a dermatologist.

That’s it for this week, next week I will talk about the possibilities for removing acne scars.