About a month ago, I attended a very interesting conference about the medical evidence about acne.
-Acne is the eight most common deasease globally and while is more common in teenagers, adult female population represent an increase population.
What I learned was a bit disappointing.
Imagine for a second that you are in your 30 ‘s( or older! ) and you suddenly developed acne.
What are your options?
*You go online to read about acne and products that could help you and, full of hope you buy them. And after few months of frustrations,
*You go to your GP.
Now it becomes interesting:
Your GP may prescribe some antibiotics
or some other medication which may dry your skin excessively.
( The reason behind the skin drynes is because how acne products and some medication works; the products usually exfoliates the skin in a hope that the skin undernith is healthy. It usually isn’t the case, and many people can testify about that-
The result? People usually complain about redness which makes the skin sensitive.
The evidence suggests that:
•acne needs maintenance treatment; patients often experience recurring acne lessions once the treatment stopped. C Dressler et all, 2016; 232
•Oral contraceptive and oral isotretinoin ( Roacutane) can reduce oil production , but are associates with potential serious side effects
Different side effects of Roacutane*
– dry skin
– systemic heart disease in prone individuals
•The 12 years old children on Roacutane may relapse in three months!
Then there is the pregnancy issue:
•girls of fertile age should be tested for pregnancy monthly by their GP
•the men on Roacutane must avoid getting their partners pregnant because the medication may affects the sperm!
•And on top of that, Roacutane is only effective in 85% of cases !
Now, if you want to try a natural way to get rid of acne, we are here to help.
The easiest way is to book a skin consultation. You may, or you may not need further treatment.
*Contrary popular belief, Roacutane doesn’t increase risk of suicide, bad acne does.