Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the pilosebaceous follicles found in the face and upper trunk. Acne vulgaris the most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood. At puberty androgens increase the production of sebum from enlarged sebaceous glands that become blocked and infected with Propionibacterium acnes causing an inflammatory reaction.

Acne vulgaris is American's most common skin disease and is characterized by noninflammatory, open or closed comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules. Acne vulgaris typically affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.

The areas of the body most typically affected by acne are:
  • face
  • neck
  • chest
  • shoulders
  • upper arms
  • back
Acne is characterized by the presence of one or more of the following:
  • papules
  • pustules
  • blackheads
  • whiteheads or milia
  • nodules
  • cysts
Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Treatment of Acne Vulgaris involves taking good care of the skin by washing the face with plain water several times in a day and avoiding intake of food like chocolates, fried items and alcohol. Patients can use a good topical agent for the treatment of Acne Vulgaris. For acne treatment peoples use Benzac AC cream also.

Azelex or its generic, AZELAIC ACID cream can be effectively used as a topical agent in case of mild to moderate Acne Vulgaris. The proper method to use Azelex cream is given below-

Skin is to be washed thoroughly and then patted dry. A thin film of this cream is then applied to the affected part, twice daily. The duration of treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Azelex cream depends on the severity of the case. Several patients can observe improvement in Acne Vulgaris within 3 – 4 weeks of starting treatment with this cream.

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