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Acne is a common skin disorder featurised by clogged pores and pimples. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, influencing more than 17 million adults. Acne is a red, irritating skin rash mainly affecting teenagers and young adults.

People between the ages of 12 and 24 develop acne at least once. Several factors bestow to the development of acne. The primary difficulty is that the abnormal flaking of cells inside the hair follicle leads to the formation of a plug.

Certain hormones named androgens are an additional factor in causing acne. Androgens are male hormones which are present in both men and women, but are higher in men. Most cosmetic and skin care products are not pore-clogging. The bacteria known as propionibacterium acnes are accountable for causing acne.

Manifestations of acne is face and upper neck are the most commonly affected, but the chest, back and shoulders may have acne as well. Treatments for acne and acne scars are becoming more popular these days for cosmetic intentions. Topical and oral antibiotics, lotions and other forms of treatment are incongruently effective.

There are many non-surgical treatments like chemical peels and dermabrasion which decrease the episode of acne scars. The best method to treat acne is facial plastic surgery for the sufferers having oppressive acne and acne scars which assists in getting the cosmetic appearance of the skin. Many women, especially teenagers, find that their acne breaks out right before their menstrual period.

The birth control pill helps to calm out the production of these hormones. When these hormones become managed women find that their acne breakouts become less severe in both frequency and severity. A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure for acne which increases the acne problem of the sufferer and the entire advent of the skin.

There are several types of chemical peels. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are typically occurring organic carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in sour milk and tomato juice. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used as an interceder to deep peeling agent in concentrations ranging from 20-50%. Jessner's peel is a unification of salicylic and lactic acids, and resorcinol.

Phenol is the strongest of the chemical solutions and indites a deep skin peel. This technique is beneficial to remove the skin's surface to get the smooth appearance and unchanged the layers from underneath.

Chemical peels for acne do have definite limitations and may not be effective at treating all kinds of acne conditions. Chemical peels for acne can be coalesced with microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and/or dermal fillers to achieve cost-effective results catered to individual patient's needs. There are possible intricacies developed with this method like the sufferer can feel redness, crusting and mild irritation after performing the surgical method. Stronger and lighter chemical peels for treating acne are prescribed by the qualified plastic surgeon.