Expert statement for the La Roche-Posay’s Polish nationwide campaign against acne

Acne is the most common dermatological disease of young people (between 11 and 25 years of age), but lesions may persist up to 45 years of age. The causes of this disease are complex. They include genetic, environmental and hormonal influences. Acne is a disease that always requires treatment. Depending on the severity of the changes and their type, dermatologist will choose the right therapy to prevent the occurrence of acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You should be patient and trust the specialist, because elimination of all the symptoms of the disease can take up to a year.

Acneformation process

Hyperkeratosis of the outlet of the sebaceous gland causes its clogging. Increased sebum pushes this outlet, creating a micro blackhead.

As the sebum and unsloughedcells accumulate, the micro blackhead transforms into an open or closed blackhead.

In the blocked pore, the activity of the P. acnesbacteria, responsible for the formation of inflammation, increases. A clot is being created.

Acne-prone skin care

To wash the skin, it is recommended to use dedicated, mild cleansers. Dermatological treatment should be supplemented with a properly matched care, which does not dry the skin. Mild cleaning solutions for sensitive and acne-prone skin should be used. It is very important to moisturize the skin with suitable preparations that will soothe irritation caused by the therapy. A good dermocosmetic for acne-prone skin will also assist the treatment by antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, exfoliating effects and effect regulating the secretion of sebum. The right care plays a key role in the maintenance therapy and prevention of recurrence of acne.

START TREATMENT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID PERMANENT MARKS ON THE SKIN

Acne is a disease which must be treated without waiting until it subsides. Treatment can take many months, but if it is started early,it helps avoid scarring and discolouration, which will remain the unwanted marks for the lifetime.

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