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Acne Treatment Please refer to my earlier post ‘Acne Grading,’ for a discussion of how to assess acne severity.   All grades: Diet Avoid or significantly reduce eating processed or highly refined carbohydrates, those foods with a high glycemic index. Sugars, breads, pastas, chips, rice, sweetened beverages. Add either an omega-3 supplement...

Acne Grading A grading system for acne has been developed in order to better group clients into appropriate treatment regimens.  The grading system is based on the severity of symptoms, the type of lesions and the frequency of outbreaks.  This grading system has four levels.   First, Grade...

Part 5: ORAL MEDICATIONS For the first four parts in this series (1) Diet, (2) Topicals, (3) Facials and (4) Lights. Four types of oral medicatiopns: hormonal, antibiotics, retinoids and probiotics Due to the systemic (every system or all throughout the body) nature of oral hormones, antibiotics and...

Part 4: LIGHTS Could somebody please get the lights? For more information about facials and acne click here: Part 3: FACIALS. Light based therapies for acne have been developed over the last ten to fifteen years.  The most common modalities used to treat active acne include pulsed-dye lasers (PDL),...

Part3: FACIALS See ‘Acne: What to Do About You? Part 2’ for a discussion about topical therapy for clearer skin. Just a brief note about facials as an adjunct acne treatment. Facials benefit acne-prone skin in two ways: exfoliation and extraction. Exfoliation is the removal of the outermost...

Part 2: Topicals See 'Acne: What to Do About You? Part 1' for a discussion on what foods to avoid for clearer skin. Topical therapy for acne has been around for a really long time.  In ancient Egypt, sulfur was used topically as a treatment.  More recently,...

Now that I have covered where acne comes from, next I need to discuss what to do about it.   Part 1: Diet   "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  -Hippocrates (460-377 BC)   As I mentioned at the end of my last post, certain foods can trigger...

Acne Origens Just like medical school, everything begins with anatomy.  My post from 18 June 2014 began a discussion about ‘Skin Anatomy.’ Now I will add another ‘layer’ (bad skin pun), sweat glands: eccrine, apocrine and sebaceous.   The eccrine glands secrete a sweat, just a mixture of water...