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Acne as an adult: Dermatologists reveal what you can really do to combat blemishes…

21.02.2024 – 08:00

Dermatology Quist

Mainz (ots)

Acne isn’t just a teenage problem – many adults also suffer from blemishes. Despite a wealth of products and treatments, many sufferers cannot find a long-term solution. The reasons for acne in adults are varied and range from hormonal fluctuations to stress to nutritional factors. But which treatments are really effective and what is the best way to combat stubborn skin imperfections?

“Acne in adults is not an isolated problem and can have a huge impact on self-confidence,” explains Prof. Dr. Sven Quist, experienced dermatologist. “General tips and home remedies are not a solution for acne, even if this is repeatedly suggested on the Internet. Instead, it is important to identify the specific triggers of acne and treat them specifically,” adds Dr. Jennifer Quist added. In this article they reveal what really helps against acne in adults.

This is what characterizes adult acne

Adult acne, also known as adult acne or late-onset acne, is a form of acne that affects people over the age of 25. Unlike teenage acne, pimples appear less often in the T-zone, but rather in the cheek area, around the mouth and in the neck area. In addition, the décolleté, back and hair area can be affected – in men, for example, the beard and scalp.

The skin tends to be dry in adult acne. Overproduction of sebum and keratinization lead to comedones, clogged pores and pustules. In some cases there are also transitions between late acne and rosacea. For example, teenage acne may later progress to rosacea, which looks very similar to adult acne but is actually not acne.

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Triggers and causes of late acne

Every body reacts individually, which is why adult acne can occur for very different reasons – for example due to hormonal changes such as those that occur during pregnancy, the menstrual cycle and menopause. In addition, stress, certain foods, medications and inappropriate cosmetic products can also increase inflammation in the body. For example, dairy products, foods with a high glycemic index – especially fast food and sweets – and protein shakes are known to increase the risk of late-onset acne. They also play a role in teenage acne because they influence the level of growth hormones and the activity of the sebaceous glands.

Some medications, including steroids, immune-modulating medications, antidepressants, and certain birth control pills, can cause or worsen adult acne. In addition, family predisposition is also a factor. And some ingredients in cosmetic products can clog pores and lead to acne.

This is how adult acne is treated

Treatment for adult acne can vary depending on the cause and severity. Common treatment methods include care creams with a disinfectant effect that effectively remove calluses and regulate sebum production. There are also care products that rebuild the skin. Externally applied medical creams or gels with active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoid or azelaic acid are used for moderate late acne. In more severe cases, oral medications such as antibiotics, hormonal therapies, or isotretinoin may be prescribed.

Peelings and hydrafacials also help, which are not only suitable for the face, but can also be performed on the décolleté, scalp and back. Hydrafacials use a special cleansing system called Vortex-Fusion Technology to treat the skin particularly effectively and gently. The skin is optimally supplied with moisture to combat clogged pores, inflammation and the first wrinkles. Clearly visible scars on the face or back are best treated with laser treatments or radiofrequency microneedling. In this way, those affected can significantly improve their skin structure.

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About Dr. Jennifer Quist and Prof. Dr. Sven Quist:

The skin is not only the largest human organ. It also fulfills an important social function and has a decisive influence on how comfortable you feel in your body and, above all, in society. It is natural that the skin shows its signs over the years. In many cases, however, this leads to discomfort, both physically and mentally. In order to combat skin aging, many people decide to undergo surgery by a plastic surgeon. They often regret this step because the result is not always as desired and, in the worst case, can appear deformed and unnatural and be associated with severe pain or scars. Dr. Jennifer Quist and Prof. Dr. Sven Quist consciously take a different approach: for them, anti-aging means minimally invasive procedures – surgery is primarily out of the question for them in these cases. The doctor duo runs Dermatologie Quist, one of the largest skin and laser centers in the Rhine-Main area as a large dermatological group practice in Mainz. Eleven doctors take care of modern skin medicine issues every day. Further information at: https://dermatologie-quist.de/

Press contact:

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sven Quist and Dr. Jennifer Quist
Address: Haifa-Allee 20
D-55128 Mainz
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://dermatologie-quist.de/

Press contact:
Ruben Schäfer
E-Mail: [email protected]

Original content from: Dermatologie Quist, transmitted by news aktuell

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