• Tired of ACNE?

  • Tired of ACNE?

  • Tired of ACNE?

How can we treat acne?

As said, we would like to address all three causes of an acne lesion and get our smooth & beautiful skin back.

The clogging of the pores (keratinization) can be addressed by cremes (topical drugs; typically, retinoids) and physical methods (e.g. peelings).

Many acne procedures (actually, many of the new methods in the past 20 years) fight the bacteria.  The best-known tool against bacteria are antibiotics – these can be applied on top of the skin (topically) or can be taken as a pill (systemically).  Antibiotics play a very important role in medicine.  Nevertheless, physicians and patients alike are concerned about a resistance because the bacteria learn to be not affected by existing drugs and possible side effects. Hence, a trend in medicine and in the society exists to generally reduce the use of antibiotics if advisable. In addition to antibiotics, physical & chemical methods may be applied to reduce the bacteria; such as laser & light sources, photo-sensitive drugs and a variety of other approaches.

Treating the sebaceous gland without systemic drugs

Last, we talk about the hyper-active sebaceous gland. Dermatologists and scientists around the world consent, that the sebaceous gland is the key to a successful acne therapy. While bacteria and clogging play a role, reducing the sebum production seem to lead to lasting results. Here the options are far smaller – one API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) exists, which effectively, and proven in many studies, reduces the sebaceous gland activity and therefore, treats acne with a high success-rate. For many dermatologists and patients, isotretinoin is the most important tool to cure especially severe acne cases. But, many dermatology societies recommend the use of this API only in severe acne cases – Why? Unfortunately, drugs containing isotretinoin for the treatment of acne come with certain side effects & risks which may not be acceptable for patients and physicians.

Further, hormonal therapies could also reduce the sebaceous gland activity, such as certain contraceptives. While this is a therapy for women, not all patients are right for it; and some may decide to avoid a hormonal therapy.

If the sebaceous gland is the key – what is the alternative solution to a drug therapy?

The Sebacia microparticles have been developed to reduce the activity of the sebaceous gland by acting locally and physically, since they create a selective heating in the sebaceous gland. So, the Sebacia acne therapy is not based on a pharmaceutical effect. Hence, the Sebacia acne treatment is the proven & certified alternative!

Learn more about how the Sebacia acne treatment works.

  1. “Acne Treatment Based on Selective Photothermolysis of Sebaceous Follicles with Topically Delivered Light-Absorbing Gold Microparticles”
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4580730/
    http://www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?id=65&itemtype=document

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