Doctor uncovers facts behind modern Acne treatments

AcneIntense Pulsed Light Therapy, Laser treatments and Skin Peels are effective means of tackling Acne for many of the 85 per cent of the world's population who suffer from the condition at some time in their lives. That's according to a Dermatologist who was consulted for an article on the website Health.India.com.Dr Kiran Lohia says that Acne is the result of the natural process of the production of oil by the sebaceous glands sited inside each hair follicle. Unfortunately, she adds, many of the topical and oral medications available may deal with the immediate problem, but dehydrate the skin. More effective modern treatments include: - LED light: Specifically targets and kills the bacteria which causes Acne, and is usually administered in a course of 20-minute treatments over a number of weeks. - Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy: Is a highly effective FDA approved treatment which works by generating light energy to destroy the Acne bacteria. Administered weekly over a course of five to eight sessions, it can produce lasting results, but requires the patient to stay out of the sun and apply a suitable skin protection product for the course of their treatment. - Skin Peels: By peeling away some of the top layers of skin, Glycolic and Salicylic Acid-based peels have been proven to be effective in treating oily and Acne-prone skin, as well as easing the occurrence of active acne.