There are many people suffering from Acne and that would like to know more about this skin disorder. Here are some of the questions people need answers to when dealing with Acne:

How does Acne appear on my skin?

It seems that Acne affects the pilosebaceous units that are made of a sebaceous gland connected to a canal (the follicle), and a fine hair contained by the canal. The pilosebaceous units are found mostly on the face, neck and upper back. In teenagers a hormonal unbalance is produced during puberty and these hormones are stimulating the sebaceous glands to produce a lot of sebum. Normally the sebum is released through the opening of the follicle (the skin pore) but if it is produced in a high quantity it will clog the pore and a papule will form. Due to the bacteria that are found on the skin the papule will get inflamed and so the pimple will appear.

What are the causes of Acne?

First of all the hormonal unbalance is responsible for most of the Acne cases. Then we can add heredity as an important cause of Acne, and bacteria like staphylococcus or streptococcus that can get on the skin and form pimples.

Who gets Acne?

Most of all the teenagers develop Acne but other people of any age can have this skin disorder. Women that are pregnant, that have stopped using birth control pills and extremely stressed people can also develop Acne.

When does Acne get worse?

There are some things you should avoid because you might help Acne spread on the skin: scrubbing the skin hard, squeezing the pimples, using oily products on your face skin instead of oil-free products, smoking and consuming alcohol, and getting stressed won’t do any good for your skin.

What can I do about the Acne scars?

First of all in order to prevent scars you must treat Acne properly. If you already have scars then you should ask the dermatologists for an individualized treatment. You can try a chemical peeling, dermal-abrasion or laser abrasion but only id the doctor recommends that procedure to you.

How fast will Acne disappear if I treat it?

Most of the treatments will have a positive effect in 2-3 weeks or a few months. It all depends on how bad your Acne is and on how your skin reacts to the treatment. People who follow an anti-Acne treatment must have patience and follow the prescribed treatment exactly and soon results will be seen.

If I use the prescribed medication more frequent will it make my Acne disappear faster?

No, Acne will not go away faster, on the contrary applying a certain treatment on the skin for too many times a day might lead to skin irritation, redness and follicular plugging. All these can delay skin healing and can even have side effects if the treatment you are following is based on oral medication. Just stick to the treatment as prescribed and have patience.