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Acne treatment for mature skin ...  (General Skin Care)
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Acne treatment for mature skin ...

Most people will experience acne at some point. Increasingly, women are noticing a recurrence or activation of acne in their 30s, 40s or even 50s, which dispels the myth that acne is a skin condition exclusive to teenagers. Sebaceous glands lie just beneath the surface of your skin and they excrete sebum, an oily substance that protects and keeps skin healthy. A pimple forms when the pore leading to the oil gland gets clogged and trapped bacteria (p. acnes) cause an inflammatory reaction. For mild forms of acne topical medications, in combination with a healthy skin care regimen that includes non-irritating cleansers and moisturizers, are sufficient to manage your skin.

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat patients with acne, however, in recent years, theres been growing concern within the medical community regarding bacterial resistance that is produced by the overuse of these drugs. One advance in acne treatment is the use of laser therapy. A high-intensity, narrow-band blue light source has been successfully used to treat mild-to-moderate acne. These lasers work by eliminating the bacteria in your skin and reducing the size of sebaceous glands. A series of quick treatments are required and common side-effects include redness, swelling, and increased sensitivity to the sun. Sun avoidance and UV protection is mandatory before and after treatments.


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