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Facts and figures to keep in mind

In case of acne it can be confirmed that they represent one of the most frequently occurring skin condition today. This translated into numbers means that more than 80% of the entire population, starting from the age of 14 and all the way up to the age of 30, gets affected by it at one point of their life. Despite the fact that it is most often viewed and labeled as the main problematic issue of adolescent age, approximately 25% of people do tend to get befallen by this troubling skin condition as early as in their teen years. It must be pointed out that this actually is not all that harmless as it may appear on the first sight. Namely, those persons who tend to get befallen by acne in their teen years are more likely to develop them in their latter phases of life and be left with unpleasant skin scars. This can go well into thirties and forties, which is the last thing that one desires.

Culprit number one

As pointed out by numerous dermatologists, scientists and other specialists and experts, acne occur once the sebaceous glands become all too “lively”, and all to sudden. The group of glands in question is characterized by specific sensitivity to proper blood levels of testosterone. And for those who have not been aware of it, this hormone, though in much lesser quantity, is also present in women.

In those people who are more likely to come down with a heavier acne outburst, their testosterone initiates and urges sebaceous glands into excreting increased and abnormal quantities of sebum. Furthermore, the dead skin cells, which cover the hair follicle openings, tend to be improperly shed, thus blocking the follicles themselves. This further inevitably leads to oil buildups in the hair follicles.

Pulsed light - acne zapped

When it comes to Intense Pulsed Light laser treatment techniques, what must be emphasized right from the onset is that it has given astonishing results in clinical trials. In addition, it represents a non-invasive, non-obtrusive and non-prescriptive (no special prescriptions are needed) treatment solution. Due to this, it is quite often regarded as a highly effective substitute for those strong prescription drugs like retinoic acid, for example.

In terms of duration, the typical treatment session lasts approximately thirty minutes, with further extensions being possible in case a person also opts for a mild Glycolic peel before the IPL treatment takes place.

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