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Acne Tablets & Medications

Acne Tablets and Medications

Healthier Skin

Acne is a skin condition which targets the face back and chest area. Although mainly common among teenagers, adults can also exhibit these symptoms which can leave scars, both physical and mental. Acne is a treatable condition, the treatment process can last several months. The severity of Acne can differ from person to person and can affect different areas on the body also. Medicines2u offers the necessary acne medication required to treat this condition.

Acne Tablets and Medications

Healthier Skin

Acne is a skin condition which targets the face back and chest area. Although mainly common among teenagers, adults can also exhibit these symptoms which can leave scars, both physical and mental. Acne is a treatable condition, the treatment process can last several months. The severity of Acne can differ from person to person and can affect different areas on the body also. Medicines2u offers the necessary acne medication required to treat this condition.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that can affect almost anyone at some point in their life. Acne causes spots to appear on the skin, mainly the face, back and chest and vary in size and redness. Severe cases can cause noticeable visual scarring on the affected areas. Pimples appear on the skin in many forms the most common being Whiteheads, blackheads, Pastules and Cysts. Common ages for acne to appear can be anywhere from 12 to 25. In rare cases it can affect those who are older.  

 

What are the Main Causes of Acne?

To understand Acne it is important to understand how normal skin operates. Acne usually occurs when grease from sebaceous glands and dead skin cells block pores on the skin. These pores usually contain hair follicles which can break while in the pore causing the actual pore to become inflamed. The sebaceous glands also produce oil called sebum which is what controls the oil smoothness of the skin and helps lubricate the hair follicle within the pores, however with acne the skin starts to produce too much sebum causing the blockage of the pore and eventually causing redness and spots. Acne is most common amongst teenagers where hormonal levels such as testosterone are high. Acne medication is an option which can speed up the healing process for many types of acne.

 

Is There Anything That Makes Acne Worse?

Acne makes the skin very sensitive and it is important to look after it as much as possible, avoiding the following factors can help stabilised acne and not make it worse:

  • Monthly periods in women may cause acne to flare up and cause spots on the skin
  • Touching or scratching the affected areas can cause scarring and make the skin worse
  • Climate conditions where humidity is high causing sweating, this can block the pores with dirt and cause bacteria to multiply, which in turn can cause spots to appear.
  • If you are active in the gym taking any form of steroid (mainly anabolic), it can cause an increased amount of acne to appear which will mainly be on the back area.
  • Contraceptive medication for women are also known to be a catalyst for women who suffer from acne

It is also important to dispel any myths when it comes to Acne, as many people believe that factors such as diet, poor hygiene or acne being contagious play a role - this is simply not true. These factors play no role whatsoever in causing Acne or making it worse.  

 

What is the Treatment for Acne?

It is important to look after your skin and to keep it as healthy as possible. Some common procedures which can help with reducing the symptoms of Acne are keeping the skin moderately moisturised, as dry skin can cause redness and rashes to appear. Using a cleaning agent which is proven to help skin to maintain cleanliness. Acne medication treatments can be a lengthy process and can take anywhere up to 4-6 months before you start to see results from the treatment. It is important to keep up with treatment once started, as many patients will stop treatment because they do not see results immediately. Continue with the treatments once started to ensure best results.

Medicines2u also offer a prescription based service for acne medication which includes treatments such as Skinoren, Differin, Zineryt, Tetralysal, Oxytetracycline and Dalacin.