What is acne?
Basically, acne is a skin disease - and the most common skin disease of all. Over 85% have been affected by acne at some time. Most cases occur in adolescence, as hormonal changes are greatest in this phase of life. But acne can also occur in adulthood, but much less frequently. By the third decade of life, the disease usually subsides completely. When adult acne occurs (over 25 years of age), it is referred to as late acne, adult acne, or acne tarda.
Mild acne and clinical acne
Not all acne is the same. Most patients (60%) suffer from mild acne, which is harmless. In this form, acne usually occurs only one to two years and the pimples and blackheads can be eliminated with over-the-counter remedies from the online pharmacy. In our Pharmasana online store you can find various creams against acne and pimples, which help quickly and reliably.
In contrast, there is clinical acne, which occurs in 40% of patients. This form can last until the end of the second decade of life or even longer. This varies from person to person. A dermatologist should be consulted for this form of acne. The therapy must be tailored to the individual. Furthermore, the course of the acne must be continuously monitored in order to adjust the therapy if necessary. The treatment of this form of acne can take several years.
Where does acne originate?
Several factors are involved in the development of acne:
- Sebaceous gland overactivity
- cornification disorder in the sebaceous gland duct
- Overgrowth of bacteriaInflammatory reaction
Typically, acne develops mainly where there are many sebaceous glands:
- upper arms
Acne can also occur on other parts of the body. In this case, however, it is not the sebaceous glands that are diseased, but the hair follicles. The acne then occurs under the armpits and in the genital, buttock and groin regions. However, this is a completely different disease than typical acne. This is called acne inversa and the treatment looks different from acne that occurs on the face, for example.
Treatment of acne
You will find various products to combat acne in our Pharmasana online store. Depending on the acne, different dosage forms are suitable. You will find numerous creams, gels and emulsions. Order today and relieve the discomfort of your acne. We wish you a good recovery.