acne

Pimples all over your face are uncomfortable. Many teenagers and young adults are familiar with the problem. But acne can be treated. Acne is an inflammation of the sebum follicles, which often begins in puberty and mainly affects the face, back and chest / décolleté. In the industrialized nations, 80% of all young people suffer from acne of various types. Boys and girls are equally affected.

The causes are an overactivity of the sebum glands with increased sebum production, a sebum flow disorder due to severe keratinization of the pores combined with an increase in acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes).

The consequences are "oily skin" and an incorrect colonization of the skin with bacteria. This creates annoying blackheads (comedones) and pimples (papules, pustules). Since the patient's level of suffering is understandably high and untreated acne can lead to long-term effects such as scarring, rapid, symptom-oriented and professional treatment makes sense.

Typical acne symptoms

  • Blackheads (comedones)
  • Pimples (papules and pustules, pus-filled blisters)
  • node
  • Scars as a late effect
  • oily skin
Dr. Martin Braun Laserklinik Bodensee

Acne diagnosis

In most cases, acne is a visual diagnosis that the dermatologist can quickly make. In addition, favorable factors and influences are determined in a personal conversation. In the case of very severe and therapy-resistant forms of acne, other diseases (mostly hormonal) must be ruled out in blood or tissue tests.

Acne prevention

Incorrect (often too "oily") skin care can trigger or worsen acne. Together with you we will choose the right care product for you. Some foods with a high sugar content and dairy products also play a role in the development of acne and should be avoided as a preventative measure.

Medical therapy for acne

What helps with pimples? Patients with acne want their skin to improve quickly and significantly. We combine various pillars of the latest therapy to help you achieve healthy skin as quickly as possible. An adapted therapy shortens and alleviates the course of the disease and prevents scarring.

In mild cases, acne can be effectively treated with local therapy. There are several preparations available for this, from which we select the product that is suitable for you. Optimizing skin care is the top priority. In the case of severe acne, it can be useful and necessary in individual cases to take medication for a certain period of time, which either eliminate the bacterial overgrowth or inhibit sebum production.

We are also happy to advise and therapeutically assist you with other acne-like diseases such as Mallorca acne, which is often triggered by prolonged exposure to the sun or baby acne that often occurs in the first few weeks of life.

Aesthetic therapy

In addition, we offer professional cleansing (such as fruit acid peeling and hydrafacial) in our practice. We would be happy to advise you on this in a personal meeting.

Should acne scars remain after healing, we can successfully treat them through various measures, e.g. with peelings, cortisone injections or laser therapy.

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