Acne - Overview
Acne is a skin condition that is commonly referred to as 'pimples' or 'zits'. Though it is a skin condition, it probably causes more damage to the patient's psyche than to the skin.
Most people think acne is a disorder of teenagers. However, it can affect people of any age. The condition is not life-threatening, but it can lead to scarring of the skin, and hence, prompt treatment is essential. Homeopathy can combat acne from the roots and provide healthy skin, along with a feeling of general well-being and renewed self-esteem.
What is acne?
Acne is a part of puberty for a large number of people, besides being one of the most common skin diseases. Acne is characterised by pimples on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back and upper arms, and is seen when the skin pores get clogged due to excess sebum (oil) production.
The condition surfaces at any age, but is more common among teenagers. It affects both sexes equally, but differently. Young men tend to get more severe outbreaks, whereas women tend to have an intermittent pattern, which is usually related to their menstrual cycles.
Acne can be seen as tiny, whitish bumps on the skin (white heads), black dots (blackheads), tiny, painful, red bumps or pus-filled, painful swelling. In a majority of the cases, the condition begins around the age of 10 to 13 years. Certain studies cite that almost 85 to 100% people between the ages of 12 and 17 years have had at least occasional whiteheads, blackheads or pimples.
Hormones, genetics, medications, stress, bacteria, diet and cosmetics are some of the most common causes of increased sebum production that leads to the formation of acne. Read more
Blackhead, Whitehead, Nodules/ Cyst, Papule, Pustule are some common types of acne. Read more
Apart from visible symptoms like bumps and scarring on the skin, acne can also cause a lot of emotional and psychological symptoms like reduced self-esteem; social withdrawal, low self-confidence and depression. Read more
Our doctors can mostly identify type of acne based on visible signs & symptoms as well as your medical history. Additionally, we also use advanced technologies such as 3D imaging device and Dr Batra’s™ M.O.S.T for the analysis and evaluation of your skin condition and also to assess response to the treatment. Read more
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s ™
Step 1: First Consultation – At your first consultation our doctors will spend 30-45 minutes with you. This is important for us to understand the root cause of your acne and suggest a customized treatment based upon your medical history and lifestyle or any other stress factor that can cause acne.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis - Our doctors can mostly identify type of acne based on visible signs & symptoms as well as your medical history. Additionally, we also use advanced technologies such as 3D imaging device and Dr Batra’s™ M.O.S.T for the analysis and evaluation of your skin condition and also to assess response to the treatment.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment – Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on cause and extent of your skin condition.
Step 4: Advice on nutrition & skin care regimen – Our doctors consult you on right nutrition and skin care regimen for better and long-lasting treatment results. Read More