What is acne, and why is it so hard to control?
There are many types of acne. The most common is called acne vulgaris. Almost everyone goes through a period of acne at one time or another.
Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny oil glands called sebaceous glands. Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy.
However, the tiny pathway, the hair follicle, for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium called p. acnes grows inside. In a short time, the area swells up, and forms a pimple on the skin.
At certain times of life, this process becomes very active, troublesome and hard to control.
Is there another way to control mild to moderate acne?
There are many treatments for moderate acne; creams, washes, medications mild ones and very strong ones. However, your doctor may decide that certain medications, such as antibiotics, aren’t right for you. Your case of moderate acne may not be responding to medications or other conventional treatments. It may be hard for you to keep up with complicated routines of skin care. Maybe it’s time to consider something new.