How Technology is Helping in the Fight Against Acne

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Why a Targeted Approach


Why a Targeted Approach Helps

One of the most significant problems with treating acne is that there can be a wide assortment of causes for the disease. The most common reasons people get acne include: 

Excessive Oil Production

Within your skin are sebaceous glands, which control how much natural oil your body produces. Typically, those with acne have overactive glands, which means that their faces have more oil than necessary. This substance is called sebum, and it’s what traps dirt and grime in your facial pores. 

Excessive Dead Skin Cells 

 

Your skin replaces its cells all the time, which is why so much dust contains dead skin. However, if those cells collect within your pores, then they can produce pimples and blackheads. This is why exfoliation can help reduce and prevent acne since you’re removing most of the dead skin from your face before it accumulates too much. 

Bacteria

Like your skin cells, your face is crawling with bacteria at all times. Don’t worry, most of these germs are harmless, and some are necessary. However, too much bacteria can cause acne as they clog your pores and trap dirt and grime. Some species of bacteria are more prone to causing acne than others. 

Other factors that can influence acne include genetics (i.e., if your parents had bad acne), hormonal changes (i.e., puberty), and certain medications. Your diet can also influence how bad the condition gets, as too many carbs and sugars can lead to higher levels of sebum in your system. 

So, because of the various factors at play, it’s impossible to find a one-size-fits-all solution. What may work for one person doesn’t necessarily work for you. There can be a combination of elements conspiring against your pores, and different parts of your face may react in various ways. 

To help mitigate these challenges, you have to get a customized treatment plan from your dermatologist. While some creams and medications can help, you may have to address other factors like your diet. Also, the severity of the disease and how committed you are to getting rid of it can influence your treatment and recovery plan. 


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