Treatment Of Acne Rosacea
Generally, as a first resort, acne rosacea is generally treated by people suffering from the dieasea by using conventional drug treatments. Thee drug treatments include aim to decrease the number of bacteria present, slowing
down secretions of sebum, and keeping the pores open.
Depending on the severity of the disease, doctors may follow multiple approaches to treating acne.
All the various types of conventional treatments are enumerated below. However, it is onserved acroos the board that these treatments do not cure the root cause of acne. Rather they only tret the manifestations. That is why it recurs. nthis is also why drug treatments raely provide permanent cure.
That is why acne sufferes are resorting tto natural home remedies for the disease, with great success.
Natural Remedies (Recommended)
Following the failure of conventional treatments (drug treatment) during the last decade acne sufferrers have resorted to self-help natural cures. This are cures that you can employ at home and is far cheaper than any other treatment. The success rate of these cures is very high, almost 90%.
The two leading home remedies for acne are Chris Gibsons Acne Free in 3 Days and Mike Walden's Acne No More.
Acne appears in conjunction with disordered cell shedding in the
follicles. Peeling agents promote shedding of follicular epithelial cells.
commonly used agents are salicylic acid and topical vitamin A acid. They appear to
cause drying, but in fact cause an inflammatory response from the skin. In response to the irritation, the skin cells flake and peel. The sebum is absorbed by
skin flakes; however, sebum production is not decreased. The amount of skin
irritation can limit the use of the agents.
The effectiveness of benzoyl peroxide is primarily attributed to
antibacterial activity. It is especially effective against P. acnes, the dominant
organism in acne blemishes.
The reduction of P. acnes coincides with a decreased
formation of fatty acids. Benzoyl peroxide is a mild irritant, leading to scaling and
Another therapeutic approach is to reduce the production of
sebum. Currently, the oral medication 12-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane ) is the only
medication approved for this usage. Accutane should be reserved for severe cystic
acne as the treatment may have significant adverse effects.
Oral antibiotics decrease the number of P.acnes bacteria and
thereby, reduce the amount of free acids in surface lipids. Tetracycline,
minocycline, and erythromycin are the most commonly used antibiotics. The effect
may not be noted for weeks.
Benzoyl peroxide and oral antibiotics have different
sites of action in decreasing the P. acnes population; therefore, your health care
provider may prescribe both oral and topical agents.
Additionally, some women find
that acne improves when they are taking the oral contraceptive pill (OCP). A
physician may prescribe an OCP for control of acne.
These preparations work directly on the skin to decrease
bacteria. Free fatty acids decrease on the skin surface and a gradual improvement
may be noted. Often the therapy for acne may take a multiple medication
Several agents may be used concurrently to effect an improvement in
Any of the medications can cause side effects. They may even cause a
temporary increase in the acne. Working with a health care provider will ensure the