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Overview

Acne Vulgaris is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are blocked with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by skin eruptions on the face, chest, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It usually occurs during puberty, when the sebaceous glands get activated. It can occur at any age and is not dangerous, but it can leave scars on your skin.

Acne Vulgaris Symptoms

  • Blackheads – formation of blackspots
  • Whiteheads – formation of white spots which are similar to blackheads
  • Pustules – small pus-filled lesions
  • Skin eruptions
  • Redness over skin
  • Nodules – larger pus-filled lesions than pustules

Acne Vulgaris Causes

Our skin has many pores that connect to the oil glands under the skin. These glands then connect to follicles which are small sacs that produce and secrete a liquid. This liquid is known as sebum and it carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked and the oil builds up in the skin. When oil backs up, it becomes infected by bacteria normally present in glands. Sex-hormone changes during adolescence play a role in the formation of acne.

Following are the common ways in which leads to Acne Vulgaris:

  • Exposure to extremely hot or cold conditions
  • Taking a lot of stress
  • Oily skin
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Use of drugs, such as cortisone, male hormones, or oral contraceptives
  • Using some cosmetics
  • Exposure to dirt

Acne Vulgaris and Hormonal factors

There is a range of factors that can promote the formation of acne. But, rise in androgen (hormone) levels are thought to be the main cause of acne formation. There is a rise in the levels of androgen when adolescence. Rise androgen levels cause the oil glands under the skin to grow, which then producessebum. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in the pores and then causing bacteria to grow.

Acne Vulgaris Diagnosis

Acne may be triggered or worsened by external factors such as mechanical obstruction, occupational exposures, or medications. The diagnosis of acne is based on the physical examination. Lesions usually develop in areas with the greatest concentration of sebaceous glands. It includes the face, neck, chest, upper arms, and back.

For acne vulgaris treatment, topical dapsone is a new sulfone antibiotic that has anti-inflammatory properties. It has proven to be effective for mild-to-moderate acne. Applying once daily will help you get rid of acne.

We can prevent acne formation by following these simple methods:

  • Keep your face clean – It is important to wash your face twice daily which helps in removing impurities, dead skin cells and extra oil from your skin’s surface.
  • Use a moisturizer – There are many acne products that contain ingredients which dry out our skin. Using a moisturizer helps in minimizing the dryness, skin peeling, and acne formation.
  • Less exposure to the sun – The harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can increase inflammation and redness, which can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Acne Vulgaris Treatment

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Top Doctors in Dermatologist for Acne Vulgaris

  • Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy

    MRCP(UK), MRCP Dermatology (UK), ABLS (USA), DAAM (USA)

    Dermatologist

    5 years exp

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  • Dr. D. Indira

    MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

    Dermatologist

    5 years exp

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  • Dr. Abeera Mansoor

    MBBS, DDVL

    Dermatologist

    5 years exp

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