Acne Surgery is a procedure done by a dermatologist that involves extraction of milia, comedone extraction of non-inflamed lesions and injection of triamcinolone acetate for inflamed lesions.  Prevention is a key for acne treatment.  Patient should avoid self medication and use of harsh products during treatment.

 

Acne breaks out when the hair follicles, which are the tiny holes in the skin, gets blocked or congested.  Over 80% of acne cases in adults are with women, but men are just as affected. Though acne is in no way life threatening, acne can leave scars, which can cause insecurities to those who are afflicted by it.

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Sebaceous glands are tiny glands that can be found near the surface of the skin.  The glands are attached to the hair follicles, which are tiny holes in the skin where hair grows. Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair and skin using an oily substance called sebum, to prevent hair and skin dryness. Acne starts when there is over production of sebum that mixes with dead skin cells and both substances clog the hair follicles.

 

Acne or pimples appear more prominently in the patient’s face, back, chest, shoulders and neck. To avoid scarring, avoid pricking and sqeezing the pimples, and come for a derma consultation to get the best treatment available in your specific skin concern.

 

Most women have hormone related acne breakouts.  Most women tend to have acne flare ups when they have their period.  Pregnant women also tend to have pimples in their 3 months of pregnancy.  Polycystic ovary syndrome can also contribute to acne, as well as other symptoms like over production of hair, weight gain, and formation of small cysts in the ovary.

Topical medications such as tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, and glycolic are some medications advised for patients with acne.  Severe acne may require patients to take oral medications such as tetracycline, or even isotretinoin or accutrex.  It is best to consult with a board certified dermatologist regarding acne conditions for the best treatment possible.

 

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