Friday, April 8, 2011

Acne (Acne Vulgaris)

Acne (acne vulgaris) can be one sign that someone is going through puberty. However, not everyone is pimply puberty must have been or are being puberty do not always have breakouts. Acne can occur due to hormonal changes and accumulation of fat in the skin tissue that trigger the appearance of acne. Therefore, facial cleanliness should always be kept clear of acne.

Those who have stepped puberty generally never experienced acne. In the medical world, acne known as acne vulgaris, the chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous follicles (one of the glands in the skin), accompanied by a blockage or accumulation of keratin and is characterized by blackheads, pustules, nodules, and cysts.
Pimples usually occur in men and women who stepped on puberty, the age of 15-19 years (about 90%). Body area affected by acne are not only in the face, but also shoulder, chest, back and upper arms.

Many factors can cause acne, among others, that is Genetic factors, hormones work, Dietary factors, activity of the sebaceous gland itself, psychological factors, the influence of season, infectious bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes), the use of cosmetics, and other chemicals.

In acne, can also arise blackheads (blockages in the horn of pilosebaceous unit), papules (closed comedones are broken), pustules (solid formations which have extenuation at its peak and remove pus), nodules (protrusion on the skin larger than papules), as well as scar tissue.

Treatment of acne in general can be done by washing your face twice a day, avoid excessive use of cosmetics, avoiding consumption of certain foods (nuts, chocolate, oil, butter, etc.), as well as consultation on proper skin doctor.


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