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What Is Acne?

Acne is a skin disorder that is caused by the accumulation of sebum and dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Sebum is an oily secretion from the sebaceous glands that help to keep the skin moisturized. However, when too much sebum is produced, it can mix with sweat and bacteria to create an acne lesion. Dead skin cells can also become gross.

The face is the most important part of the body. It is the first thing that people see when they look at you. It is also the thing that people talk about, and that’s why it is important that you take good care of it. If you want to have a well-groomed face, you need to take good care of it. You need to have good skin on your face.

Acne that is persistent from the teens of a female or acne that starts after the age of 25 years may be Acne due to PCOD.

It is very important to differentiate between normal acne and hormonal acne as the line of treatment for both the types is completely different. Our Dermatologists can very well differentiate between the two and gives the best treatment to patients that will prove to be beneficial for the patient.


What Are The Different Kinds Of Treatments For Acne?

This is very personal, but I would recommend you try an FDA-approved treatment for your acne because it is the best way to do it and to ensure not aggravate your condition further.

While acne doesn’t generally cause much distress, the psychological impact can be profound. The way a person deals with acne can even affect their self-confidence. That’s why the first point you need to tackle when it comes to acne is to take care of your acne with the help of our best dermatologist at Vitalsklinic.

If you have been suffering from recurring acne for a while, you could be suffering from acne hypersensitivity.

The good news is that acne can be treated successfully with a combination of medical and lifestyle treatments. Vitalsklinic offers the best acne treatment in Bangalore, using a combination of medical and lifestyle treatments that are tailored to your individual needs.

Symptoms of Acne due to PCOD

Acne that has occurred due to PCOD will show some specific symptoms like:

  • Acne flaring in the “hormonally sensitive” areas especially the lower third of the face including cheeks, jawline, chin, and upper neck.
  • Acne has more tender nodules under the skin, rather than fine surface bumps
  • Lesions flaring before a menstrual period

The females who show these acne-related symptoms along with the other general symptoms of PCOD should be evaluated for PCOD.


Diagnosis of PCOD

Diagnosis of PCOD requires a thorough history of the patient along with a physical examination. A suspicious case of PCOD requires the following diagnostic tests for confirmation of the diagnosis :

  • An ultrasound of the ovaries will show the presence of multiple fluid-filled sacs
  • A couple of blood investigations to evaluate the levels of hormones

Treatment of Acne due to PCOD

Depending upon interpretations or results of the above-mentioned tests, the patient’s line of treatment is decided by our Dermatologists. In addition to this, our Dermatologists also evaluate the grade of acne and give step-wise treatment to the patient. The treatment may include any of the following as single or in combination depending upon the patient’s requirement:

  • Medications: Both oral and topical medications are given to reduce the flare of acne and control its spread. Depending upon the patient condition & grade of acne, anti-androgen drugs may also be prescribed to reduce the action of androgens on the body tissues. In addition to these, hormonal contraception along with medications may also be prescribed to treat acne caused by PCOD.
  • Chemical peelsChemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin so that the skin with acne is peeled off and new skin comes. The new skin is usually smoother, free from acne, and less wrinkled than the old skin. The chemical solutions and their quantity play a crucial role in the success of chemical peels. Our Dermatologists carefully evaluate the patient to decide which chemical and in what quantity would give the best results.
  • Lasers: Focused laser light energy is used to peel the top layer of the skin that has acne. Ablative and non-ablative types of laser can be used to treat acne depending upon the acne and condition of the patient.

All these treatments need a thorough evaluation of the type of acne and patient condition. It requires expertise and the right knowledge about each of these modalities to give the best results to the patients. Our Dermatologists have years of experience and an eye to find the real culprit and punish it accordingly with the right treatment.


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