Acne is a common skin condition that causes red, swollen, and often pus-filled pimples to form on the skin. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), approximately 4 out of every 5 individuals between the ages of 11 and 30 experience breakouts and acne scars.
When oily secretions clog your skin pores, acne develops, leading to whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Teenagers are more likely to experience it than other age groups, but it can happen to anyone.
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The clogging of skin pores is one of the causes of acne. Dead skin cells are the source of this blockage. Dead skin cells don't shed when the body secretes too much sebum; instead, they stay inside the pore. Sometimes acnes, bacteria that reside on our skin, enter the plugged pore and cause inflammation. A cyst or nodule of acne develops when this inflammation spreads well beneath the skin.
Here are a few common acne causes.
The skin consists of glands called sebaceous glands that produce an oil called sebum to keep the skin soft and lubricated. When sebum is produced in excess, it gets trapped inside the pores causing acne.
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is the bacteria that causes acne. It resides on the skin and is normally harmless. But in some people, these bacteria start irritating the skin leading to inflamed acne.
Genetics can determine what your skin type is and how effective your immune system is against bacteria that promote acne. If your parents have oily skin or have had severe skin and acne issues, then you are at a higher risk of acne breakouts.
The production of growth hormones increase during puberty. Some of these growth hormones cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum, leading to acne. In women, hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstrual cycle, and menopause can affect sebum production and lead to the development of acne. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) is a common cause of acne as well.
Certain medications that contain corticosteroids, testosterone, or lithium can lead to severe acne.
Constant friction or pressure on the skin can cause acne. For example, rubbing your skin roughly while cleansing your face can cause acne breakouts. Also, the use of unclean mobile phones, masks, and helmets which often come in contact with skin can cause acne.
Stress does not directly cause acne. However, if you have acne, stress can make it worse.
Certain cosmetics, if left on the skin for long periods can clog the pores leading to acne. Also, some ingredients used in cosmetics such as dyes, acrylics, parabens, and silicones, can clog pores and cause acne.
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Sign & Symptoms of Acne
Acne symptoms include blemishes of many various kinds that develop on the face, back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms, and buttocks. Pustules, sometimes known as pimples, as well as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, cysts, and nodules, are examples of these.
Acne signs vary depending on the severity of your condition
- Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
- Blackheads (open plugged pores)
- Small red, tender bumps (papules)
- Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips
- Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)
- Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)
Types of Acne
There are six types of acne - Whiteheads, Blackheads, Acne Papules, Acne Pustules, Nodules, and Cystic Acne.
Whiteheads are a mild form of acne that generally appear on the oiliest areas of the body. They are visible as small, round, white bumps on the surface of the skin. Whiteheads occur when a pore becomes clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, or debris. This type of acne is commonly seen on the forehead, nose, and chin. They can be found on the chest, shoulders, back, and arms as well.
Blackheads are small black bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. In this mild type of acne, the surface of the skin looks dark or black. It is generally seen on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, neck, arms, and shoulders. Blackheads are slightly raised, although they are not painful. They are easy to spot on the skin because of their dark color.
When a pore is clogged and the walls surrounding the skin pores break down due to severe inflammation, papules are formed. Papules are inflamed red bumps that appear on the skin’s surface with no visible fluid. This type of acne can be large or small, and it can occur on the face or the body. When a papule accumulates pus, it becomes a pustule.
Acne Pustules are inflamed red pimples with a white, yellow, or cream-colored head. Filled with pus in the center, sometimes a brownish spot is noticed on the head. It is debris within the pore of these pustules. They can develop on the face and the body.
An acne nodule is a severe type of acne with large, inflamed, and hard pimples deep in the skin. They feel like lumps and are quite painful. A nodule can be filled with pus, but the head is not visible as it occurs under the skin.
Cystic Acne is the most severe form of acne with large, inflamed, and red bumps with a white head. They are soft, pus-filled lesions deep under the skin’s surface and are very painful. This acne type is formed when skin pores are clogged by a combination of sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells. They damage healthy skin tissue and increase the risk of permanent scars. If cystic acne bursts, it can cause the bacteria to spread.
Acne nodules and cystic acne need medical attention. All types of acne can be effectively treated with homeopathic acne treatment.
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Homeopathy Treatment For Acne
Homeopathy works on the principle of treating the root cause of the ailment instead of the symptoms. This natural treatment is available at our clinics in Dubai which is considered to be the best acne treatment option as it is safe, and has no side effects. It goes beyond physical symptoms and adopts a holistic approach. It even addresses the underlying causes of mental stress and depression, which are common among people with skin conditions like acne.
Before a consultation at our clinics in Dubai, the patient is asked to fill an evalution form which allows the homeopathy skin specialist to consults the patient with in-depth understanding of their skin condition. By treating the root cause the homeopathy treatment for acne ensures long lasting results without causing harm to the body.
Why Dr Batra’s
Dr Batra's® Healthcare is well-known and people trust it for its all-natural acne treatment. We have successfully treated 1.5 million patients globally in the last 35 years. Our homeopathy dermatologist in Dubai thoroughly assesses your condition, family, and medical history before prescribing individualized Homeopathy treatment.
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BENEFITS OF DR BATRA’S acne TREATMENT
- Reduces Acne
- Removes Blackheads & Whiteheads
- Treats Acne Scars & Blemishes
- Treats Uneven Skin Tone
- Treats Hyperpigmentation
How Much Does Acne Treatment Cost?
Acne treatment cost is dependent on the diagnosis and the required treatments, and they're quite affordable. Our homeopathy dermatologists conduct an in-depth consultation, and then can help you determine the right number of sessions based on your skin condition and goals, we also provide single session. Dr Batra’s® offers a range of payment methods including – cash and debit/credit cards.
Is Homeopathy Acne Treatment Helpful?
In a survey done at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital in the United Kingdom, 88.3 percent of patients reported significant success in healing skin problems including acne and overall health – with no side effects using homeopathy.
Homeopathic acne treatment is both effective, and natural and has no side effects. In comparison to conventional acne treatments and medications, which have potentially severe side effects. Homeopathy does not mask the symptoms of acne on the surface; rather, it targets the underlying cause or root of the condition.
Can Acne Be Cured Permanently?
Yes, Acne can be treated permanently with the right course of acne treatment. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) study, homeopathic treatments have been effective in treating skin problems including severe acne. The skin is extremely sensitive, and most conventional treatments end up making it dry and irritable. Homeopathic acne treatment along with skin aesthetics treatments like MediFacial reduces the likelihood of recurrence significantly and gives glowing skin instantly.
How To Prevent Acne?
- Wash your face twice a day and after sweating. Sweat particularly can worsen acne, so wash your face as soon as you can after sweating.
- Take care of your skin. Use gentle products, such as alcohol-free ones. Avoid using products that irritate your skin, such as astringents, toners, and exfoliates. Acne appears worse on dry, red skin.
- Scrubbing your skin might aggravate acne. Avoid the need to scrub your skin.
- Keep your hands away from your face. Throughout the day, touching your skin might trigger flare-ups.