According to a dermatovenerologist, a successful and comprehensive treatment of late-onset acne can also help to resolve the problem of mistrust and therefore advise on how to deal with this skin condition properly.
Prolonged adolescent trouble or late acne?
Adult acne, according to dermatovenerologist Ugnė Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė, is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that usually occurs over the age of 25. It is true that women are more likely to be referred to specialists for this disease and to complain of adult acne rashes in the U face area or other areas of the skin that have sebaceous glands.
"Acne in older people can often be a protracted problem of adolescence or relapse. However, unlike in adolescence, when acne develops in the T-zone, adult rashes tend to start on the cheeks, back, shoulders or chest. In addition, the causes of late-onset acne are somewhat different than those of puberty - adolescents tend to drink because of the activation of sex hormones during maturation, "the difference between teenage and adult acne is defined by a dermatovenerologist.
Meanwhile, the appearance of acne in older age may be driven by hereditary predisposition to the disease or endocrine disrupting hormones. Adult acne is also more likely to develop or exacerbate due to smoking or alcohol consumption. The disease can also be caused by an overly stressful, stressful lifestyle that most people of working age are likely to encounter. In addition, harmful UV rays, inappropriate cosmetics or skin care products, irregular diets - also contribute to the development of acne.
The key is to consult a specialist in a timely manner
According to U. Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė, women who have developed the disease due to a disordered hormone treatment due to infertility treatment, hormone replacement therapy or other medical conditions such as inflammation of the eye, rheumatic diseases are increasingly referred to by specialists for the acute symptoms of adult acne.
“It's true, no matter what the causes of adult acne are, it's important to get treatment right away. The later the problem is addressed, the more severe the disease may develop. Delays can also lead to complications such as atrophic scars, hyperpigmentation in the rash area. There is no need to rely on self-medication for acne, as the wrong care of a diseased skin can make the situation even worse, ”the dermatovenerologist warns.
That is why the doctor urges those who suffer from acne rash - do not wait and see a specialist. According to U. Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė, each patient is given individual treatment based on the extent, severity and duration of his or her illness, as well as increased skin sensitivity, tendency to scarring and other factors. In addition, treatment should take into account the patient's childbearing age, the planned or actual pregnancy, the psychological effects of the disease and other relevant aspects.
Efforts and teamwork will help overcome the disease
True, U. Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė emphasizes that the effectiveness of individually prescribed adult acne treatment depends not only on the doctor's but also on the patient's own efforts. If he adheres to the prescribed treatment and regimen - teamwork really allows for the best result.
“Acne-damaged skin usually requires a few specialized cosmetics, a proper medicine or laser treatment. However, pulsed light therapy and injections of succinic acid on the affected areas are increasingly being used for treatment. This results in a faster and longer lasting result. Of course, when it comes to acne treatment, it is also important to make lifestyle adjustments - quitting, eating healthier. Also, you do not need to change your face care products very often or wash your face often and apply pressure to your rashes, "says a dermatovenerologist about treatment of adult acne.
The doctor also emphasizes the importance of proper daily skin care when treating acne. According to U. Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė, having this skin disorder in the morning is enough to just wash your face with water and apply an acne moisturizing cream, and in the summer use a cream with SPF protection for your skin type. In addition, it is important in daily care to completely "degrease" the skin - sebum secreted by the sebaceous gland is beneficial and reliable in protecting it, removing it completely breaks the natural protective barrier of the skin and makes it more sensitive, risking disease complications and infections. skin preparation can also use masking cosmetics that are adapted to acne damaged skin.
Treating acne - recovering psychologically
Dermatologist U. Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė notices that in the treatment of adult acne patients, emotional sensitivity is often accompanied by painful skin disorders. Adult acne, according to a dermatologist, affects women particularly psychologically.
“Late Acne is often a major psychological, emotional and social challenge for a person. For example, adult women are often relieved that rashes hit them as teenagers, even though they did not have such problems in their teens. In addition, a tired face of acne causes distrust at work or in communication with those around them, as these mild replicas of moths occur. As a result, women are trying to hide acne rashes under a thick layer of makeup, experiencing painful reactions from the surrounding environment, and, of course, experiencing stress that only exacerbates acne, "says a dermatologist at Nordclinic.
Thus, Ms Jarilinaitė-Grinaveckė urges people suffering from acne in adults not only to deal with their physical health but also their psychological health. Following a doctor's prescribed regimen and working with professionals, the dermatologist says, will help you say goodbye to both your skin disorder and your lack of confidence.