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Acne results when the sebaceous glands, tiny glands beneath the skin surface, become clogged with sebum, an oily substance whose normal collection and excretion keeps the skin healthy. If clogged, bacteria can grow in the gland, which in turn causes swelling and spurs the development of pimples on the skin’s surface. This can occur anywhere on the epidermis where there are hair follicles, including the face, back, and neck. Acne afflicts adults as well as teens, but is typically more common during times of high hormonal activity like adolescence.

There are a number of approaches to treating acne and the scarring it often leaves behind. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been proven to help acne patients. Diet is also a consideration in the controlling of acne and patients may benefit from nutrition counseling with specific advice about how to manage their personal condition. The first step in a treatment plan for acne is a thorough consultation with a medical esthetician or Chinese medical practitioner, whose specialty is controlling such conditions of the skin. The practitioner will examine your skin, recommend the best type of therapy—which may include a combination of therapies—and work out a long-term plan for containing the condition.


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