Learning About Acne

By The SkinCareGuide Advisory Board

Options for Acne Care

Acne, often thought to be only a teenager's skin problem, is actually a condition that can affect adults both male and female, although it generally begins during puberty. Taking a proactive approach to treating acne is very important. How you look after your skin every day, along with the treatment you and your doctor select are key steps in your fight to eliminate pimples, preventing scarring and eliminating your acne.

There are a number of acne medications that can be used to treat your acne including over-the-counter acne products like Panoxyl®, or prescription drugs including topical treatments, Accutane® and hormone therapies.

For more information about medical treatments, click on the appropriate treatment above. If you want to learn more about your acne, read one of the recent articles we have featured here:

Hormonal treatments for acne: How they work

Hormonal treatments, including oral contraceptives, have long been recognized by dermatologists to be an effective treatment option for women who have acne, no matter how severe. Read Hormonal Treatment of Acne: How They Work

Acne Myths: Chocolate And Sex Causes Acne!

Have you been told that you shouldn't eat chocolate because it causes acne? Or how about French fries? Pizza? Wrong! Those are just myths, and while some foods can make acne worse for some people, researchers have found that it does not cause it! Read Acne Myths: Chocolate and Sex Causes Acne!

The Big Squeeze On Acne: A Discussion About Acne Scars.

We all aspire to a smooth, clear complexion. When pimples arise, the need to flatten them out and squeeze is understandable. Unfortunately though, this may lead to short and long-term problems such as persistent redness, large brown stains (hyperpigmentation) and scarring (loss of skin substructure). Stains and scars are often confused by patients - stains are pale or brown flat marks whereas scars can be seen as indentations or pock marks in the skin. It's now recognized that scars can also develop from small as well as large lumpy pimples. Read The Big Squeeze on Acne: A Discussion About Acne Scars.

Acne: Pinpoint the Trigger

While acne commonly develops during the preteen and early teen years, it can also arise in young adulthood and persist for years. Studies show women feel more frustrated by acne than men do - adult women even more so than teenage girls. Why? Dealing with a chronic disorder typically associated with puberty can lead to great frustration. But don't despair if you have acne, effective treatment is available. Read Acne Treatment: Pinpoint the Trigger

For complete information about acne, click on www.AcneGuide.ca


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