Acne: Causes, Precaution & Cure

Acne is a chronic skin disease of infection in the hair follicles of the face, chest, neck, shoulders, and back. It occurs commonly in all teenagers and some adults during their puberty period. It happens due to infection in tiny pores of skin generally due to sweating and other air pollution sources. The dirt accumulates in the Sebaceous glands and causes acne.

 

Acne is found in several types depending on the place and reason for formation. About 85% of human beings between the ages of 12 and 24 experience pimples. Globally, acne influences approximately 650 million human beings and about 90% of human beings are in their teenage years, however, it can occur earlier than youth and might persist into adulthood. It impacts approx 54% of women and 40% of boys older than 25 years of age.

 

The Causes of Acne

 

One of the most basic reasons for Acne is the excessive secretion of oil from Sebaceous Glands in the skin. This oil when combines with the dust and bacteria it causes Acne. Even the Menstruation cycle has a deep relation with Acne. Sometimes, delay in Menstruation also causes the formation of small acne on forehead and cheeks.

 

Besides, the above-mentioned reasons there are several other reasons for Acne. Some major reasons are:-

 

  • A medication that contains high androgen, barbiturates, corticosteroids, and lithium.
  • Birth control pills.
  • Cosmetics that are too much greasy.
  • Hormonal changes during mensuration in women.
  • Mental stress cannot cause acne but if you have acne earlier than stress may make it worse.
  • A diet that is rich in refined sugars or carbohydrates, fats and oil.
  • Exposure to a highly polluted environment.
  • Too much dandruff on the scalp.
  • Use of dirty or rusted razors also at risk of developing acne.
  • Touching or piercing the pimples of other persons.

 

Treatment For Prevention / Cure of Acne

 

The best way for Acne treatment is to consult your Dermatologist timely because it’s only he, who can diagnose and cure the main cause of acne. Acne is curable if the ’cause’ is diagnosed timely. Even the acne scars are treatable.
Maintaining the basic hygiene of cleanliness can also control the formation of Acne.

What is ‘Pseudopelade of Brocq’? Still a Mystery!

‘Pseudopelade of Brocq’ is still a mystery. Researchers are still working on the cure for this disease. Though it does not affect the whole family, still its patches increase in size and number if ignored. It is an unusual form of permanent hair loss from the scalp. The reasons are still unknown. Normally, it is misunderstood as ‘Alopecia Areata’ and people think that it can be cured. Pseudopelade of Brocq is not an inflammatory form of alopecia and the hair loss seems to be due to atrophy of the hair follicles rather than scarring.

 

Features of Pseudopelade of Brocq

 

Pseudopelade of Brocq is often found as small patches of baldness like Alopecia Areata. The loss begins from the vertex, i.e the highest point on the scalp. The disease has some typical features which guide in the diagnosis at an early stage:-:

  1. Single or multiple
  2. Smooth
  3. Soft
  4. Slightly depressed
  5. Round or oval
  6. May merge to become larger and irregular in shape
  7. Asymptomatic
  8. Not scaly
  9. Skin-coloured
  10. May see pale red/pink around individual hairs initially
  11. Hairs may be easily pulled from the edges if active
  12. The bald areas have been described as looking like ‘footprints in the snow’.

Treatment of pseudopelade of Brocq

The disease spreads on the scalp and rarely seen in the beard area. as far as the cure is concerned it is still under process. The doctors and dermatologists are researching to find a stable cure for the disease to stop the permanent hair loss.

The Myths Regarding Laser Tattoo Removal

Since ancient times, Tattooing is in fashion. But, sooner or later it becomes boring to see the same pattern embossed on your body. Then it becomes very necessary to remove the tattoo. Not all but most of the tattoos are easily removed or lightened. Since, 1990, several Laser Tattoo Removal machines are launched along with several Salons for tattoo designing and removal.

Tattoo Removal: How Safe at Parlours or Salons.

 

Today, people are very particular about their looks and appearance. If they want to get something designed like their favorite star, they won’t think twice before doing that. But, at the same time, if they feel bored or monotonous with some tattoo or body paint, they will not wait for a second thought to get rid of it.

Ancient Methods of Tattoo Removal

 

Before the invention of Laser machines for removing tattoos, people used to get the upper layer of skin removed to get rid of the tattoo, even skin grafting was done to cover the tattoo with the new skin. but, today, laser treatments are very easy and safe for removing any kind of unwanted tattoo, scars or marks.

There are Several Myths Regarding Laser Tattoo Removal

 

Myth 1: It’s Safe To Get Tattoo Removed From Anywhere.

 

The youth gets attracted to the advertisements and media. They visit such untrained salons to get their Tattoos or scars removed. This is really very dangerous as these untrained people don’t know much about the different layers of skin and they treat you carelessly. This might result in some major problems in the future. So, it’s better to visit a Dermatologist to get rid of a tattoo or a Scar.

 

Myth 2: Laser Removal Is Simple.

 

Laser Treatment is not always a walk in the park.” It takes even months to remove an old and stubborn tattoo. The treatment involves the breaking of the skin’s surface to remove the ink and so the procedure is painful.

 

Myth 3  Anyone Can Get Tattoo Removed By Laser Treatment

 

People think that Laser Tattoo Removal is easy for everyone. But, It’s not the same in reality. The procedure becomes difficult with the darker skinned patients. So, there is no one exactly perfect for Laser Treatment.

 

Myth 4 All Tattoos Can Be Removed Easily By Laser Treatment

 

People think that it’s very easy to get a tattoo removed, but the reality is very different. The process includes acute supervision by a Dermatologist taking care of different aspects of possible reactions depending upon the skin type. The process might be easier in some cases but at the same time, it could be very painful on others depending upon the color of inks and patterns of the Tattoo.

So, if you’re planning to get a Tattoo removed, then don’t visit a Salon. Contact a dermatologist to get yourself properly treated.

Natural DHT Blocker Treatment

Today, Hair-Loss is more frightening than a horror movie! Youth all over the world is facing this common hair-loss problem on a large scale. Previously, hair-loss was related to old age only, but, now the scene is changed and even children in the early twenties are facing severe hair-loss. Due, to lack of knowledge, they get attracted to advertisements for fake treatments and land-up in a bigger problem.

 

Everyone wants healthy and dense hair on their scalp, be it a girl or a boy. There are hundreds of products available for stimulating hair growth, but, then you need to research the ingredients before you start the intake. These are in the form of pills and oils and sometimes shampoos. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) Blockers are used to block the hormones which are responsible for hair loss.

 

People start the intake of these hormones without consulting the doctors and physicians, which results in hormonal im-balancement and other complications. There are several reasons for Hair-loss, it’s not always the DHT hormone, like Diabetes, Thyroid, prolonged fever and infection, Anaemia, etc. So, the first thing you should do when you see unusual hair-fall is to consult a reputed doctor rather than starting your own treatments.

The Precautions:

Here are a few precautions you should follow when you find an unusual hair-fall.

 

1. Presence of Biotin in Food.

Biotin is also known as Vitamin H, but actually, it is one of the B-Complex vitamins which is very necessary for hair, skin, eyes, liver and digestive system. You can start the regular intake of Biotin in your daily diet.

2. Increased intake of Pumpkin.

Pumpkin seeds have rare amino acids that are rich in DHT blocking properties. you can start a weekly intake of seeds or powder to avoid hair loss.

3. Caffeine.

Caffeine stimulates hair growth and natural glow on the skin. Controlled use of caffeine in diet could give good results.

4. Vitamin B6 and B12.

Vitamin B is easily washed off and destroyed as we clean and cook the food. normally, every second person is going through a deficiency of vitamin B, so a regular intake of Vitamin B could give better results on the overall growth of the body.