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Acne/Pimples - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is acne?

In medical terms, acne is better known as Acne Vulgaris. It is a disease of the skin which chiefly concerns the oil glands which are to be found at the base of hair follicles. It is most common in adolescents when these glands start functioning. The glands become active due to the stimulation received from the male hormones secreted by the adrenal glands of both the genders.

It is not a dangerous condition per se but can potentially scar the skin, a condition abhorred by those in the tumultuous adolescent phase. The oil or sebaceous glands are located beneath the skin and it is connected with the human skin through pores or tiny holes containing follicles or small canals. The function of the sebum or the oil produced by the gland is to carry dead skin cells to the skin’s surface. These follicles are susceptible to being blocked.

Pimples are usually found on the face, neck, shoulders, back and the chest in human beings. The skin cells, the oil-sebum and the hair clump together to form a plug. In time, the plug becomes infected due to the presence of bacteria which results in the swelling. The plug begins to break down and a pimple develops.

What is the cause of acne?

An interesting thing to note about acne is that it cannot be said for certain what is its cause. According to experts, the hormone androgen is the culprit which surges during puberty which in turn leads to the growth of skin glands resulting in excessive sebum. This sebum then breaks down the cellular wall of pores which enable bacterial growth.

According to some studies, there is also an element of genetic propensity. Medication with lithium and androgen may also lead to the condition. Greasy cosmetics are another culprit. Pregnancy-related hormonal changes may also result in acne.

What are the different types of acne pimples?

Acne pimples may be of various types. These include:

  • Whiteheads- These are very small and are usually present beneath the skin.
  • Blackheads- Blackheads can be seen clearly. They are black in color and make their appearance on the skin’s surface. It is a misconception that blackheads are caused by dirt and scrubbing your face with vigor is of little use.
  • Papules- Papules are small bumps typically pink in color on the skin’s surface.
  • Pustules- Pustules can be identified on the skin surface with ease. They have a red base with a top filled with pus.
  • Nobules- Nobules too stand out on the skin’s surface. They happen to be solid, large pimples. They are often accompanied by pain and are embedded in the depths of the skin.
  • Cysts- These are visible on the skin surface. They are usually painful and are pus filled. They are prone to cause scars.
Can't be cured, but treatment helps Usually self diagnosable
Symptoms
Whiteheads (closed plugged pores) Blackheads (open plugged pores) Small red, tender bumps

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Microdermabrasion - How It Helps In Maintaining The Right Skin Tone

MBBS, MD
Dermatologist, Noida
Microdermabrasion - How It Helps In Maintaining The Right Skin Tone

Your skin is constantly exposed to harsh environmental factors. Over a course of time, the pollution and with the harmful effects of the UV rays of the sun can wreak havoc on the skin.

To combat such skin problems, several skin treatments are available. One such treatment option is microdermabrasion which helps in eliminating skin damages ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars to unwanted pigmentation.

Understanding microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a common non-chemical and non-invasive treatment in which microcrystals are sprayed for removal of the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells. The procedure aids in the production of the underlying layer of the skin cells with high levels of elastin and collagen so that the overall appearance of the skin is improved. Thus, your skin looks brighter and younger, brimming with health.
Skin problems that can be treated with Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion can effectively treat the following skin conditions

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area
  2. Age Spots
  3. Sun damage
  4. Uneven pigmentation
  5. Issues with skin texture
  6. Minor scars

Also, the treatment is suggested for patients with acne or rosacea as the gentle spraying of microcrystals can help in dealing with the skin imperfections effectively. This is primarily achieved by removing the upper layer of the skin to allow the new and damage-free skin to manifest itself.

The process of microdermabrasion
During the microdermabrasion process, the expert dermatologist directs a fine stream of tiny aluminum oxide crystals with the help of a handpiece placed against the facial skin. The function of these crystals is to exfoliate the skin while the mild suction brought about by the microdermabrasion helps in removal of the crystals along with the debris of the skin.

How many sessions are required?
Numerous sessions of microdermabrasion may be required for the production of thicker and healthier layers of the skin with high levels of collagen as well as elastin. Both these crucial components of the skin are necessary for bringing out the healthy skin. One may need around 5 to 12 sessions of the treatment spaced at two or three weeks intervals in order to get the desired results.

Is it painful?
Microdermabrasion is a virtually painless procedure and takes only between 30 minutes or an hour an hour for each session which makes it one of the most convenient skin treatments.

Post-treatment care tips
After the treatment, the newly emerging layer of skin is typically more sensitive. 

  • Use sunscreen to protect from the sun.
  • Apply moisturizer

Thus, if you are looking for an effective treatment to address skin problems due to pollution and aging, Microdermabrasion can be considered. With this treatment, it becomes effortless to reveal the younger-looking fresh skin that you have been longing for.

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Acne Scars - Dermatological Treatments That Can Help!

MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Acne Scars - Dermatological Treatments That Can Help!

Acne scars are caused when a pimple or cyst is popped and broken leaving a layer of damaged skin behind. These scars are caused by the excess oil, dead skin, and bacteria blocking the skin pores causing it to swell.

Acne scars can be categorized into three types:

  1. Ice Pick scars which are small but have deep pits.
  2. Boxcar scars have sharp edges, these can be shallow or deep
  3. Rolling scar have a wavy look as they are wide and shallow. This type of scarring is usually caused by damage to the skin.

Causes of acne scars
Acne and acne scars can be caused due to the following reasons:

  1. Hormonal imbalance during or after the onset of puberty
  2. Medicines that contains lithium, androgen or corticosteroids
  3. Oil and greasy food items and those rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne. In some cases, dairy products can worsen the condition.

Simple tips to prevent scarring
Some acne scars fade with time. In the early stages, the scars might look pink as blood vessels in the damaged area of the skin provide it with nourishment. With time the collagen in the skin would fill the injured or damaged portion of the skin. In some cases, it might take up to a year for scars to fade.

  1. Don’t pick or squeeze pimples or acne as they can get inflamed. This inflammation can cause the bacteria to go further into the skin which would result in deeper scars.
  2. Use mild cosmetic products as some products can increase the risk of acne and scarring. Non-toxic, paraben-free products free from synthetic dyes and colours should be used sparingly.
  3. Getting enough sleep is important and necessary for the body to produce collagen which is a protein necessary for skin elasticity. Sleep also helps the body and skin to repair itself.

Treatment of acne scars
Mild acne can be treated with simple home remedies such as the use of fenugreek extract and lemon juice. Face packs made from sandalwood and orange peel are also very effective in reducing acne scars. But in some extreme cases, you might need proper treatment at a hospital. Most of these treatments can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Some of them are:

  1. Skin resurfacing: where the damaged skin is removed to help new skin to grow. The damaged skin can be removed by the use of a laser, dermabrasion or a chemical peel.
  2. Fillers: In this procedure, the doctor would inject a filler such as a collagen or fat into the damaged area. This helps the skin to become smooth.
  3. Rolling: Rolling also known as needling, is a procedure where tiny needles are rolled over the skin to stimulate it to grow
  4. Surgery: In a few very extreme cases the scars would need to be cut away and the area repaired with the use of skin grafts obtained from another part of the body.

Any scars and especially acne scars can be unsightly. A skin doctor or dermatologist would help you choose the right treatment plan depending on the type of damage done to the skin.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acne - Its Causes And Available Treatment Options!

MBBS, MD
Dermatologist, Noida
Acne - Its Causes And Available Treatment Options!

A skin condition that is quite common in adolescence is acne. The term acne refers to a skin condition where the hair follicles become clogged with oil from the skin and the dead skin cells, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, and bumps that are commonly called pimples.

Often referred to as acne vulgaris, this skin condition is characterized by oily skin and scarring that the pimples left behind. Though usually common in young adults and teenagers, acne is a long-term skin disease that can affect anyone.

Causes-
A number of reasons can be responsible for acne invasion. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Excessive oil production: The skin on the shoulders, face, and neck has the maximum oil glands present. Therefore, excessive oil production of these glands leads to pore clogging, increasing the chances of having acne.
  2. Skin irritation: Sometimes, skin irritation can also lead to acne invasion. From prolonged exposure to the sun to pressure on the skin, for example, holding a mobile against the face or wearing tight clothes, or applying makeups consisting harsh chemicals can trigger this skin problem.
  3. Hormonal imbalance: The sex hormones being responsible for the sebum production of the skin, disturbances of the same during due to puberty, pregnancy, menstruation or due to any other health conditions can also make the acne appear.
  4. Medications: Use of certain skin creams or oral medications containing lithium or corticosteroids can also lead to causing acne.

Treatment
The following are the treatment options available for treating acne problem.

  1. Oral medications: Antibiotics, anti-androgen agents, oral contraceptives, and isotretinoin are some of the medication types that are used to prevent acne and to treat existing acne-prone skins.
  2. Topical medications: Topical medications are the most common form of treatment options for dealing with acne. After analyzing the skin condition, skin creams or ointments are prescribed that helps in reducing plugging of the hair follicles which leads to acne.
  3. Skin therapies: Depending on the skin type and the severity of acne, there are various therapies available that can cure acne. From chemical peels to steroid injections, photodynamic and laser therapies and extraction of whiteheads and blackheads are there to be used alone or in a combination with other treatment methods. When the hormonal imbalances are responsible for acne, hormone therapy may be used as a reliable acne treatment.
  4. Self-care: A few good practices such as protecting the skin from excessive sun exposure and avoiding picking or touching the acne-prone skin area can help in managing and controlling the condition.

Acne can affect facial skin, skin on the back, chest, and the shoulders, and can result in white or dark spots and scars on the affected area. Often causing embarrassment and irritation, the condition, however, can be well-managed with help from your dermatologist.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acne and Acne Scars - Know Its Types!

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Acne and Acne Scars - Know Its Types!

The first thing a person notices about you is the skin. So, while a person with clear skin feels good and confident, a person with acne marks can be bothered about it and feel embarrassed. This is a common finding especially among teenagers who are very conscious about how their looks.

Given the hormonal changes that they are going through, adolescents are most affected by acne. Not just cosmetically, it also affects them emotionally. Those with oily skin, poor food choices with oily and greasy foods, and poor exercise are more prone to acne.

Types of acne: Acne are classified on a different basis, as below.

  1. Whiteheads of blackheads, nodules or cysts – based on appearance
  2. Mild, moderate, or severe – based on severity
  3. Acute or chronic - based on periodicity

There could be a combination like chronic blackheads, which most people suffer even well into their 30s. Similarly, acute nodular or chronic cystic forms are also seen.

Treatment: Acne can be treated using topical and systemic methods depending on the condition.
Diet changes, skin care methods, topical anti-acne creams, and even systemic measures can be used. Most commonly used products are retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics like tetracycline and clindamycin.

General Tips:

  1. Limit exposure to the sun and use protection with sunscreen, hat, scarf, and sunglasses
  2. Avoid use of chemicals on the skin including creams, lotions, deodorants, etc.
  3. Use safer peels and scrubs like fruits and vegetables
  4. Reduce oil in food, and avoid junk food
  5. Increase water intake to improve skin hydration

A more serious issue with severe acne, acute/chronic, is the marks they leave behind. There could be people who are severely affected cosmetically and require scar removal. Some of the options they have are listed below.

  1. Laser: Acne marks are darker than the rest of the skin, and so a beam of the laser is targeted at this tissue to get rid of the darker tissue. The laser also tends to reduce further acne attacks by reducing bacteria contained in the skin.
  2. Micro-needling: The underlying layers of the skin contain collagen, which can be boosted to generate more healthy skin cells. Through tiny needles, micro fat cells are injected into the skin, which improves skin quality.
  3. Photofacials: Another way to stimulate the collagen is to apply a heated probe to the inner layers of the skin. The outer layer of the skin is simultaneously cooled. Skin regeneration happens, leading to scar removal.
  4. Injectable fillers: Chemicals like retinoids and micro fat are injected into the skin, which promotes collagen formation and new skin regeneration.

So, though acne and acne scars are common problems, there are definitely solutions available.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dermabrasion - How Can it Help With Acne?

M Ch., MS - General Surgery, DNB Plastic surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Dermabrasion - How Can it Help With Acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that afflict people. Usually starting around adolescence, it mostly affects younger adults, although they can be found in older adults as well. Acne occurs when the follicles of hair get blocked due to the accumulation of dead skin cells and excess oil production from the sebum glands. These areas then become inflamed, causing a reddish bump which can be unsightly in appearance.

Treatment options

There are multiple treatment options for acne, ranging from oral pills which control hormone levels, to peels and washes. Home remedies which use easily available ingredients are also fairly popular. There are other more modern means such as laser and oxygen treatment which are effective as well. Another commonly employed treatment for acne scars is dermabrasion, which is very effective as well.

What is dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is a process which involves wearing away the outermost layer of skin through the use of rollers and abrasive devices. The outer layer of skin is the area which contains all the acne scars as well as blemishes and by removing it carefully, dermabrasion encourages the growth of new skin. This new skin is tighter and smoother and thus also results in a younger look.

However, the effectiveness of the treatment also depends on what kinds of techniques are used and the proficiency of the people administering it.  These will influence how effective the treatment is as well as how quickly it will restore natural skin from acne prone skin.

Advantages of dermabrasion  

While many other treatments such as lasers and peels exist, dermabrasion has stood the test of time because it is very effective in treating specific types of skin problems including acne and acne scars. Here are a few of them:

  1. Dermabrasion is better compared to peels as it can be focused on a specific area of the skin rather than the entire face.

  2. It is better than laser treatments as it doesn’t leave a distinguishing mark between the treated and untreated areas of the skin.

  3. As dermabrasion involves focused treatment, it is good at treating pitted acne scars or deeper acne scars on a specific area of the face.

Information about the procedure

Dermabrasion is usually done as an outpatient basis wherein the patient is usually discharged the same day. There are a few precautions you have to take before and after the procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia. Once completed, dermabrasion may start showing results in the first 24 hours although it will take up to two to three weeks for the skin to heal and for the full results to be visible.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

Im 26 year old girl, I have acne and pores n my skin is very sensitive n oily skin too. I hv consulted many doctors but I'm not getting rid of this problem. Later my friend recommended me to use this episoft face wash I'm using it for 3 months but no improvement. please can you suggest me with some gud idea without any side effects. Thank you.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Homoeopathy is wonderful in treating such chronic, repetitive complaints. It builds up immunity and restores health of an individual. For medicine consult online in private with detailed account of your complaints and reports. If you're suffering from acne, you're not alone. Acne is a common skin condition that happens when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin’s pores. It normally occurs on the face, chest, back, shoulders, and neck. Acne can be caused by many things: heredity, hormones, and oil production. Avoid touching your face. Dirt and bacteria on your hands can clog your pores and make acne worse if you constantly touch your face. If your skin feels irritated from acne, use a gentle, oil-free daily facial wipe to remove excess dirt and calm your skin. Do not squeeze or pop your blemishes or you may risk developing scars. Squeezing a pimple might even spread the bacteria further Wash regularly. Wash your skin using your fingertips, once in the morning and once at night. Remember to thoroughly rinse your skin with lukewarm water after washing it. Limit washing to twice a day and after you sweat. Sweating can irritate your skin. Wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid meat that contains hormones and similar substances which could throw your hormones out of balance, causing acne. Instead, eat plenty of fiber, fresh vegetables and fruits. Foods rich in vitamin A, C, E, and zinc can help reduce the severity of acne through the nutrients’ anti-inflammatory properties. Apply aloe vera gel. Daily apply aloe vera gel liberally over your skin. You can find it at most drug stores. Aloe vera is a succulent plant with antibacterial properties that are effective in treating acne and reducing inflammation. It prevents bacteria from infecting acne wounds and speeds up the healing process Some people may be allergic to aloe. If a rash develops, stop using it For medication Consult online in private.

I was diagnosed with acne vulgaris. Took Tab tretiva 20 mg *3 months. It stopped for a week again some where acne appeared then took doxycillin Tab for a week. After all such medications, my face has developed open pores n some scars of Acne r left behind. Please suggest me what to take to get my skin soft n smooth.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. The scars and the pigmentation on the face are treatable. It's better to get it examined first so that we can identify the type of skin, scars and if they are hyper pigmented, atrophic or ice pick scars. The treatment are of various kind like ranging from simple scrubs and mild peels for the face to the major interventions such as laser therapy, dermaroller, subcision or peeling. These depend on the type of the scars and which kind you opt for. You can consult me online or text me with pictures for further details.
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Hi doctor. I'm Riya. I'm suffering blackheads or acne problems my face. My face become darker also dark spots in my face. Can I use melacare cream for this problem? So please inform me. Doctor.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
Acne is due to hormones and dandruff. If you pick up they can leave dark spots. Melacare cream can be applied on dark spots but only for a short time maybe for maximun a month.

I have got acne pigmentation on my cheeks the brown spots. I have taken one peel salicylic peel. What can be done more to reduce the pigmentation.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. The scars and the pigmentation on the face are treatable. It's better to get it examined first so that we can identify the type of skin, scars and if they are hyper pigmented, atrophic or ice pick scars. The treatment are of various kind like ranging from simple scrubs and mild peels for the face to the major interventions such as laser therapy, dermaroller, subcision or peeling. These depend on the type of the scars and which kind you opt for. You can consult me online or text me with pictures for further details.
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I have pigmentation due to acne. The brown spots. I have taken one salicylic peel. please suggest me some thing for fading. The brown spots.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
For people with severe acne oral retinoids helps control sebum production and pimples. You may need actibiotics to control active acne like oral doxycycline and local clindamycin creams. Once the acne is under control then you can start treatment for pimple marks which may be pigmentation or scars. There are various treatments for acne scars which include creams, chemical peels, microdermaabrasion, microneedling, radiofrequency, surgery, fat fill laser etc. Creams work only for superficial pigmentation not for scars. You can start initially on milder depigmentation creams which contain kojic acid, arbutin, niacinamide like Melaglow at night and use sunscreen (SPF 35 and above) three times a day. There is options of glutathione injections to oral tablets with vitamin C, also laser toning also gives good results. Laser toning using Q switch Nd Yag laser is an option but results variable. You may need 6-8 sessions at 3 weeks gap. And depending on type of skin whether oily or dry you can choose a face wash. It need examination and personalised plan. You can consult in private with photographs.

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What is acne?
What is the cause of acne?
What are the different types of acne pimples?
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Hello, everyone

I am Dr Mansi Sanghvi, I am the founder and medical director of Skin 360 Skin Hair and Laser Clinic, we are located at Pawai in Mumbai. I have been practicing as a Dermatologist and skin and hair expert over the last 10 years in Mumbai.

Today I will be talking to you about very common health problem that faces todays youth and that is pimples, marks and scar management. Acne which is commonly known as pimples is no longer limited to the Teenage it is now happening moreso in the adulthood and in adult life. Acne has been attacking people after they turn 22-23, so why is that happening, what is the cause of this type of acne? The cause lies in the hormonal imbalance which is again multifactorial in origin, it could be related to stress, dietary changes, lack of sleep, sedentary Lifestyle or simply using cosmetics which are not good for your health. Hormone imbalance clogs the pores which eventually leads to the pimples, pimples are of various types it could be small black heads or white heads or it could be a big puss filled pimples. Now how to manage it? The management starts at a simple baseline which is to use the right antibiotic cream which is prescribed by your Dermatologist and to do certain simple treatments in doctor's clinic. Those treatment include chemical peels, now these peels are derived from fruit acids which helps to exfoliate the excessive dead skin of your face and eventually leads to unclogging the pores, so that your skin can breathe and it reduces the pimples and inflammation. If this approach does not work we go to the second line of Management, which is to give you oral antibiotics which help to reduce the bacteria that causes pimples. Once this antibiotics work, the inflammation goes down and then what we are left with is some marks to deal with. Now how the marks are treated, marks are treated with again chemical peels which are specifically derived from sugarcane and they are called glycolic acid which are famous these days. This peel reduces the pigmentation and concentration of melanin in your skin eventually giving you a better looking skin texture and colour. The third issue that we need to deal is the scars that the acne leaves behind they are nothing but dark depressions on the skin, it is very important to treat them as early as possible otherwise they become a lifelong marks on your face. The scars are treated with Technologies like laser resurfacing or a simple dermaroller which causes resurfacing of the scar or eventually much lesser appearing marks. To enumerate again, the treatment of pimples would include chemical peels, microdermabrasion which is commonly known as skin polishing, lasers to reduce the marks which are known as Q switch laser or scar resurfacing which is done with laser or dermaroller. Now these treatments requires few sessions which are timely interval between 2 to 3 weeks, the whole treatment for pimple can last for from 2 months to up to 6 months as well. The doctor upon examining your skin can precisely tell you what would be the approach of treatment, in severe cases of pimples we may probably want to start with hormonal treatment especially in women who are suffering with from polycystic ovaries. U sing this combined approach for the treatment of pimples the Dermatologist can help you by up to 70%, so why not hundred percent because the remaining 30% is in your own hand. So what can you do to reduce your acne, first you invest into the right face wash which is pH balance if the right food which is taught to you by your grandpa and grandma, do regular exercises at least about half an hour everyday and indulge in activities which rejuvenate you which could be learning some new music or going to Zumba class or going to swim, understand that everything is related to hormonal imbalance and which will only worsen with the stress in your body and you need to went it out with recreation activities on a timely interval. So do the best possible in your own hand to improve the lifestyle and your quality of life and you should see the result in terms of your acne improvement along with the treatment that your doctor do for you.

I hope you have found this video useful, should you have any questions or any query or if you like to consult with me you may please do that using lybrate.com and book a consultation with me. Thank you very much.
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Hi everyone. Myself Deepak Sharma. I am skin specialist and cosmetic laser surgeon. I have experience for over 15 years in this field. Today, we will talk about Acne. It is commonly known as pimples.

Ye jo pimples hote hai inka ek particular distribution hota hai. Usually face pe, upper chest, upper back, upper shoulder. These are the common places where they are found. Usually kisi bhi age mein ho sakta hai. Young age mein bhi ho sakta hai aur adult age mein bhi ho sakta hai. Usually found in young age. jo adolescent age hota hai usme growth spurts hota hai uske wajah se ye kaafi dekhne ko milta hai. But adult mein bhi ho sakta hai because of hormonal imbalance. Aur iske grades hote hai 1-4. 1 grade mein hum inhe blackhead, whitehead and comedones kehte hai. Aur grade 4 mein nodules or cyst ban jaate hai, moti moti gaathiya ban jati hai. Toh grade 4 kehlata hai. Iska hone ka kaaran usually hormone disturbance hota hai.

Younge age mein growth spurts ke wajah se aur adult age mein high level of testosterone ya fir ye bhi hota hai ke aapne koi steroid ka cream aapne apne chehre pe lagaya hai ya khane mein steroids ka zada use kiya hai. Kuch foods bhi hote hai jinhe high glycemic foods kehte hai. Jisme meetha zada hota hai uske wajah se bhi pimples hote hai. Jo pimples wali gland hoti hai jisse sebaceous gland kehte hai wo zada active ho jati hai, unka size bada hone ke wajah se jo unki ducts hoti hai unke block hone ke wajah se humko pimples hoti hai. Aur jo protein hoti hai jisse hum way protein kehte hai ye commonly hume diary milk hote hai jo dairy items hote hai usme protein hone ke wajah se ye zada active ho jati hai. Aur uske zada active hone ke wajah se ye protein responsible hoti hai acne karne ke liye. Stress bhi isme responsible hai somehow because jo stress hormone hai wo release ho jata hai aur jiski wajah se glands zada release ho jata hai. Isse bachne ke liye hum chahiye ke hum zada meethe cheezein na le, usko squeeze na kare, sote huye bhi straight posture rakhe, side pose na rakhe.

Aur uske baad bhi thik nahi ho paate hai toh hume apne dermatologist se consult karna chahiye. Iska jo treatment hota hai wo kareeban 3-4 months hota hai jisme kuch medicines di jaati hai jaise klindamicin, benzoic acid, retinoic acid. Iska jo main treatment hota hai wo oral isotretenoin hota hai jo 3-4 months hota hai. Uska proper use karne ke baad uska recurrence kaafi kam ho jata hai. Apart from this agar aap ye nahi karte hai toh ye acne scar ya pigmentation create kar dete hai jinke further treatement ke liye chemical peeling, salicylic acid, lactic acid, there are few peels that we can use. Apart from this, scar hone ke baad hum inka treatment laser se bhi kar sakte hai. Home remedies ke liye acne se bachne ke liye hum uspe neem ka paste, turmeric ka paste ya fir hum usko wash kar sakte hai lukewarm water se in few drops of vinegar into that ya hum papaya mask laga sakte hai. Aur complication as I said ke hume bachna chahiye taaki face pe scar ya pigmentation na ho.

Fir bhi agar aapko lagta hai ke home remedies se farak nahi aa raha toh aap mujhe contact kar sakte hai Lybrate ke through. Thank you very much.
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Hi, I am Dr Aman. I am a practising aesthetic physician and practising holistic medicine.

We will talk about a very common problem especially in youngsters and many times in slightly older people also. Especially these days we see this problem happening even in middle-aged women and middle-aged men. This is the problem of pimples or acne. We see a lot of impatient coming out with small pimples all over the face. Sometimes pimples happen more in the jawline area or more on the neck. Sometimes pimples happen even on the scalp or on the V of the neck. Many times pimples happen especially if it they happen at a younger age they are predominantly physiologically. There are some amount of pimples occurring on the cheek this area is more or less normally having a few simple deduction, a few times a month is considered to some extent normal but yes we need to create that simple application, a few dietary precautions usually help in taking care of the pimples and preventing recurrences. Some types of pimples tend to be very big, we tend to get big cystic acne on the side of the face or the whole face we get big boil kind of pimples on the face. Now that needs urgent attention and they can call this time scarring. It is not only important to treat pimples externally but also look at what are the underlying causes of pimples. The acne that happens on the jaw line or on the side of the face is usually hormonal acne. We should listen to our treating physician and find out the underlying hormonal problems and treat it accordingly. There is a type of acne which a lot of younger men get especially only on the forehead. Acne that happens sometimes because of the habit of smoking. Smoking it causes frontal acme so the treatment is slightly different.

There are many ways and methods of treating acne. Step one we should first focus on what we are eating. Anything that causes inflammation very spicy, very sugary foods, too much of carbohydrate, too much of bread, and biscuits, too much of tea, coffee all aggravate, may have the potential to aggravate acne. We have to rule out underlying hormonal causes. We should also rule out if there are certain medicines which are patient is taking which can cause acne. Barring this, the standard line of treatment for acne is the first step is infection and reaction control. Then we focus on a recurrence management then we also focus on cosmetic treatments. With just a few applications over a period of three to six months, we should be able to actually achieve good cosmetic improvement. Sometimes in some cases, lasers may be required also but in the concept of holistic medicine, we should look at the internal causes of acne.

We do not only treat outside we try and manage it inside out. If there are any underlying causes of acne inside the body we should bring those hormonal changes is one very important and commonly missed factor. As far as management of acne is concerned especially the first step infection part. It is very commonly seen that patients abuse antibiotics. Doctors prescribe antibiotics, and patients keep using the antibiotics on their own or some patients get hooked on to or get used to taking or applying only steroids. It is a very harmful practice must be avoided with. As far as our practice is concerned we try and manage acne with as low dose and as less duration of antibiotics as possible. Many times oral antibiotics are totally avoided. We have to take very good of protection against the jump getting resistant. Along with all the treatments, there are other certain simple herbal or home remedies that can be added to the treatment which goes a long way in managing it.

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