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When and how to treat acute acne?

What is acute acne?

Acute acne is a severe form of acne, which can cause painful lesions and significant inflammation of the skin. It may appear on the face, neck, back, chest or other parts of the body. This disease can leave scars on the face. Symptoms of acute acne include red spots, nodules, cysts and pustules, which may be painful and have white heads or appear as blackheads. This form of acne can also lead to permanent scarring if proper treatment is not adopted.

What are the causes of this skin disease?

Acute adult acne can be caused by a variety of factors, such as hormonal imbalances, excess oil production, skin inflammation, bacteria, or clogged pores. Women are the most affected.

How to protect your skin in case of acute acne?

Acne-prone skin should benefit from special treatment to remove blackheads and whiteheads as well as red spots. Adopting the right products as early as possible helps reduce the appearance of spots and excessive sebum production. The first thing to do is find out what type of skin yours is. Acne is a skin disease that affects both oily skin (due to excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands), as well as normal, combination or sensitive skin. After your skin type has been identified by your dermatologist, you will be able to use products adapted to your acne-prone skin.

What treatment for acute acne?

Treatment for acute acne may include topical or oral medications, such as antibiotics, retinoids, corticosteroids, and oral contraceptives. In severe cases, treatments such as photodynamic therapy, dermabrasion or laser surgery may be necessary. It is important to consult a dermatologist to determine the best treatment for acute acne. The recommended treatments depend on the severity of the disease. Your doctor will be able to judge this and tell you what to do to treat your face. Products adapted to your type of inflammatory lesions reduce the risk of having very marked scars on the face or other areas of your body.

Do you suffer from moderate to severe acne?

Your doctor may prescribe local treatment or local treatment combined with antibiotic therapy. This type of adult acne can be treated initially with medications such as doxycycline or lymecycline.

Do you suffer from very severe acne?

In this case, your doctor may prescribe isotretinoin treatment. If your dermatologist considers that there is a high risk that you will have marked scars, he may prescribe isotretinoin as a first-line treatment, and then adapt the rest of your treatment.

Acne tendency in adult women: what hygiene should be adopted on a daily basis?

To prevent the return of this disease, the best advice we can give you is to have impeccable hygiene. To avoid aggravating your lesions or causing new comedones to appear, never touch your face without washing your hands. By trying to break through your red spots, when you scratch or pinch them, you risk opening the way for the P. acnes bacteria. If it's any comfort, know that your pimples will disappear after 2 to 4 days. So it's better to leave your pimples alone (we know that women don't like doing nothing, but it's the best treatment you can adopt!). Another risk that you can already reduce: worsening the condition of your lesions and blackheads by using a smartphone that has never been cleaned. Clean your cell phone screen regularly. It is a veritable breeding ground for bacteria which, when calling without a hands-free kit, can transfer microbes to the skin. To dry your face, use a towel reserved for this purpose and change it every week. Avoid washcloths and facial cleansing brushes which are also conducive to the development of bacteria. If you wear makeup, wash your makeup brushes at least once a week and dry them thoroughly before using them again. Finally, remember to change your pillowcases regularly: during the night, they absorb sweat and sebum which is then deposited again on the skin, which does not help fight acne.
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