Free acne book
Acne is caused by the
combination of a high sebum production and pinched off sebum canals. If the pinching off
of sebum canals is eliminated, you will get NO new pimples whatsoever. Most foods contain
such substances that make the skin pinch off sebum canals. And if you have a high sebum
production, this will lead to acne. Because most foods contain such acne-causing
substances, it is very hard to tell what food exactly caused that new pimple you get.
How can I know whether my acne is caused
by certain foods, without having to buy anything? That is easy. All you need to do is to
eliminate ALL foods that can cause acne, for about one to two weeks. During this period
you will see a drastic improvement in your skin complexion and you should keep on mainting
this strict 'sample diet' until your skin is totally clear, and then you have your proof.
Of course you can keep on maintaining this diet forever, but that is extremely hard and
also not necessary. Once your skin is totally clean, you can either do your own
experiments or you can start adding 'munch-foods' that are the least 'acne-causing'
Question about Acne
Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands
(sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called
pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin
disease. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to
disfiguring, permanent scarring, which can be upsetting to people who are affected by the
How Does Acne Develop?
Doctors describe acne as a disease of the pilosebaceous units (PSUs). Found over most
of the body, PSUs consist of a sebaceous gland connected to a canal, called a follicle,
that contains a fine hair (see "Normal Pilosebaceous Unit" diagram, below).
These units are most numerous on the face, upper back, and chest. The sebaceous glands
make an oily substance called sebum that normally empties onto the skin surface through
the opening of the follicle, commonly called a pore. Cells called keratinocytes line the
The hair, sebum, and keratinocytes that fill the narrow follicle may produce a plug, which
is an early sign of acne. The plug prevents sebum from reaching the surface of the skin
through a pore. The mixture of oil and cells allows bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P.
acnes) that normally live on the skin to grow in the plugged follicles. These bacteria
produce chemicals and enzymes and attract white blood cells that cause inflammation.
(Inflammation is a characteristic reaction of tissues to disease or injury and is marked
by four signs: swelling, redness, heat, and pain.) When the wall of the plugged follicle
breaks down, it spills everything into the nearby skin--sebum, shed skin cells, and
bacteria--leading to lesions or pimples.
People with acne frequently have a
variety of lesions, some of which are shown in the diagrams below. The basic acne lesion,
called the comedo (KOM-e-do), is simply an enlarged and plugged hair follicle. If the
plugged follicle, or comedo, stays beneath the skin, it is called a closed comedo and
produces a white bump called a whitehead. A comedo that reaches the surface of the skin
and opens up is called a blackhead because it looks black on the skin's surface. This
black discoloration is not due to dirt. Both whiteheads and blackheads may stay in the
skin for a long time.
Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper
lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the
upper arms. Acne affects most teenagers to some extent. However, the disease is not
restricted to any age group; adults in their 20s - even into their 40s - can get acne.
While not a life threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring. When
severe, acne can lead to serious and permanent scarring. Even less severe cases can lead
New Laser Therapy Prevents Acne
From Graduating to Scars
Until recently, a combination of topical and oral medications - including antibiotics -
has been used almost exclusively with varying degrees of success to combat acne. Now,
dermatologists are using non-ablative laser technology to successfully treat active acne
and the scarring that often results as well. One of the main benefits of non-ablative
lasers, in contrast to their ablative counterparts, is that they can clear acne without
producing a notable injury to the outer layer of the skin. Non-ablative therapy works by
targeting the overactive sebaceous glands that are responsible for acne. The laser emits a
wavelength of light that is strongly absorbed by water within the skin. This generates
heat in and around the sebaceous glands. By creating a mild thermal injury just below the
skin?s surface, a non-ablative laser alters the structure and function of the sebaceous
gland, leading to prolonged acne clearance.
Therapy Sheds Light on Treatment of Acne, Rosacea and Sun Damage
Lasers are typically thought of as cosmetic devices, but from their inception in the field
of dermatology almost 30 years ago, lasers have been used for the treatment of clinical
conditions, as well, said Dr. Nestor. In addition, photodynamic therapy has been used
investigationally to treat various conditions such as retinal problems associated with the
eyes and precancerous conditions of the esophagus or bladder. However, dermatologists have
recently combined the use of lasers and light devices with elements of photodynamic
therapy to make great strides in the treatment of prevalent facial skin conditions.
Photodynamic therapy using a topical medication called aminolevulinic acid has been
approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat actinic keratosis (AKs), an
early potential sign of skin cancer. Unfortunately, initial treatment using this
medication overnight, combined with laser therapy, was found to be both difficult and
uncomfortable for the patient. However, recent developments using aminolevulinic acid with
lasers and light sources for shorter treatment periods (i.e. one hour), called short
contact? photodynamic therapy, have yielded much more positive results.
Regardless of age, acne is a condition of the sebaceous glands. These glands are attached
to hair follicles and produce an oily substance called sebum. An acne lesion forms when a
hair follicle becomes plugged with sebum and dead cells. The pathogenic (disease-causing)
events in the sebaceous glands are believed to be due in large degree to changes in levels
of androgenic (male) hormones in the bodya circumstance usually associated with the
growth and development that occurs between the ages of 12 and 21. Therefore, it is
important to look for an underlying cause of acne that occurs for the first time in
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ZENMED Derma Cleanse Gel clear the acne you currently have, and work to prevent
The Acne Support Group (ASG) is a specialised support group, based in the UK,
that was launched in 1992. The group was founded because it is often underestimated just
how distressing having acne or rosacea can be, not only to the person with either
condition who suffers, but family and friends can experience its affects too. There are so
many conflicting reports which cause confusion and uncertainty and it was felt that the
time had come to provide the truth about acne and rosacea.
Vitamin B5 is a revolutionary way to fight acne that is just starting to come into
mainstream use. Knowledge of its benefits have been relatively unknown until 1997 when Dr.
Lit-Hung Leung, M.D. published his studies on B5's effects in preventing acne. Through
years of research, he obtained results that are quite astonishing. The medical community
and the public have been slow to recognize the great effects of B5. It has had more
success in Asia and Hong Kong where the studies originally began and where the medical
industry is structured differently. B5 is an essential substance to the body and is
consumed as part of our everyday diets. It's found in things such as red meat, broccoli,
soybeans, fish, whole-wheat bread, eggs, mushrooms, peanuts, eggs, liver, yeast,
mushrooms, and cashews. However, the amount found in these everyday foods is too small to
assist in the fighting of acne. To be effective B5 needs to be taken in high amounts with
the other components in our specially formulated Evolution-X B5 Supplements.
Accutane is used to treat a type of severe acne (nodular acne) that has not been helped by
other treatments, including antibiotics. However, Accutane can cause serious side effects.
Before starting Accutane, discuss with your prescriber how bad your acne is, the possible
benefits of Accutane, and its possible side effects, to decide if Accutane is right for
you. Your prescriber will ask you to read and sign a form or forms indicating you
understand some of the serious risks of Accutane.
Acne and Isotretinoin: Using Isotretinoin the Right
Isotretinoin (brand name: Accutane) is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is
usually used for acne that did not get better after treatment with other medicines. It is
important for you to take isotretinoin the right way. You should also know about the side
effects of isotretinoin. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about this medicine
or if you have side effects when you take it.
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your natural acne treatment resource and forum
Acne-advice.com is a web site dedicated to advice on treating acne naturally through diet,
exercise, relaxation and treatments. There is also information about the causes of acne,
types of acne and links to many resources.You really can get rid of acne, naturally. How?
By learning about the causes of acne and how to rebalance the body. By understanding that
applying harsh chemicals to the skin can actually exacerbate the skin's natural oil
production and make acne worse. To really get rid of acne, you need to equip yourself with
information about hormones, food, skin care products, dehydration, yeast and antibiotics.
By listening to your body you will find the long-term path to clearer skin.
Acne and skincare guide
Acne Sufferers. Have you ever woke up the next morning to find your face dotted with new
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many years since the age of 13 years old. I tried many treatments and finally cleared up
after a course of Accutane at the age of 29. Most of the information that helped me
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Given the complexity of the acne physiology and the great number of treatments available
the more informed we are is how we can best win the battle.
The new cure? Accutane?
Isotretinoin (trade name: Accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four
to five months of isotretinoin treatment usually leads to clearing of acne for one year or
more after the medicine is stopped. Most other acne-controlling medicines are
antibacterial agents, which are effective only if the medicine is used daily.
Because Accutane can cause severe birth defects, including mental retardation and
physical malformations, a woman must not become pregnant while taking it. If you are a
woman of childbearing age, your doctor will ask you to sign a detailed consent form before
you start taking Accutane. If you accidentally become pregnant while taking the
medication, you should immediately consult your doctor.
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