Today, adult acne affects about 41 to 54% of women. It is mainly women over the age of 25 who are affected by adult acne. Often considered unsightly, women want to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Rather than remedies based on creams and other rather abrasive products, it is possible to end this unpleasantness on the face and restore a smooth and acne-free skin using aesthetic medicine.
Adult acne - what is it?
Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands at the root of the hair. Blackheads form due to a build up of bacteria and turn into pustules. Acne occurs mainly in areas that are rich in sebaceous glands such as the T-zone (forehead, chin and nose).
In this way, acne is considered a skin disease involving inflammation of the pilosebaceous hair follicles. The sebaceous glands are then blocked by impurities, fatty secretions and other impurities. Pimples form and become infected. It is the bacterium called Propionibacterium Acnes which is responsible for the appearance of acne when it infects the pimples.
There are different types of acne:
- Persistent acne: present from adolescence with no diminution in adulthood;
- Late acne: this type of acne occurs in adulthood.
Similarly, the severity of the acne depends on the individual person. Thus, it is possible to make a distinction:
- Minor acne: only a few blackheads appear on the face.
- Moderate acne: in addition to blackheads, there are a few red pimples with a white head and skin lesions, but also some red pustules that can spread to the face and even to the shoulders and back.
- Severe acne: nodules and cysts appear and can leave scars.
Adult acne: what are the causes?
There are many causes of adult acne:
- Hormones: hormonal changes can cause the onset of adult acne.
This is particularly the case during the menstrual cycle, when taking certain contraceptives but also during pregnancy or menopause.
These variations will then lead to an overproduction of sebum and therefore the appearance of acne.
- Stress: in stressful situations, the body will produce cortisol, thus increasing the risk of infection of the pores by the bacteria that cause acne.
- Food: when food contains too much sugar or fat, acne may appear. In fact, peaks of insulin caused by an overly rich diet stimulate sebum production and clog the pores.
- The environment: pollution, tobacco and even other factors such as changes in temperature or changes in washing products can cause acne in adults.
- Certain beauty products: such products must be fragrance-free and suitable for each skin type. When this is not the case they can cause acne flare-ups.
Adult acne: how to remedy it
Adult acne can have a significant impact on psychological well-being, especially in women. As a result many of them are intent on ridding themselves of these unsightly lesions and pimples.
This is why aesthetic medicine can now effectively treat adult acne. However, you will need to consult a dermatologist who will identify the most appropriate treatment for your problem whether by peeling, mesotherapy or even by using an LED lamp.