Acne is a type of skin lesion infected by a bacterium called P.Acnes. The lesion is formed due to blockage of sebum follicle thereby trapping sebum. Acne affects almost everybody. It affects most during adolescence. However for many it continues into late adult hood. However, after 20s acne is reduced considerably for most. Acne that appears during adulthood is generally termed as adult acne. However this acne is not very much different from the acne in adolescence. It generally affects the chest and back. Treatment for adult acne is no different from the usual treatment for acne. The treatments available are:
Anti bacterial acne dermatology treatment: In this treatment antibacterials like benzoyl peroxide, triclosan and chlorhexidine gluconate are used to kill the bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide is considered the best over the counter acne product.
Skin defoliant acne dermatology treatment: In this treatment skin defoliants like salicylic acid and glycolic acid are used to open up the pores.
Antibiotic acne dermatology treatment: In this treatment antibiotics like clindamycin, erythromycin, and tetracycline are applied on the affected area or taken orally to kill the bacteria.
Retinoidal acne dermatology treatment: In this treatment retinoids like tretinoin, adapaline, retinol and isotretinoin are used to regulate the follicle life cycle.
Hormonal acne dermatology treatment: In this treatment hormones like cyproterone, drospirenone and cortisone are used to control the sebum production.
Acne light treatment: The latest acne treatment is phototherapy or acne light treatment in which the affected area is irradiated with light of a particular wavelength. The light kills the bacteria by producing free radicals in the bacteria. It has been found to be quite effective.
Self medication can be dangerous. Consult your doctor before using any medicine listed above. The acne medicines are given generally in combination with dietary supplements like Acuzine. They work by providing vital ingredients required by the skin to recover. Acuzine consists of ingredients like anti-oxidants, vitamins E & C, hydrolyzed collagen, ALA, DMAE, Aloe vera, Bioperine etc useful for rebuilding the skin.