Acne is a painful skin condition if not identified and treated properly, while there is still time. When the sebum secreted by the sebaceous gland becomes hardened, acne is formed. The four pathological reasons behind the formation of acne are: hair follicular proliferation and plugging, excess sebum production, colonization of propionibacterium acne, and inflammation.
Acne is something which is not categorized by any age. It can happen to people of all ages, especially those between the ages of 11 and 30. A complaint of acne is very common among adolescent boys and girls too. The various types of acne are: Acne infantilis- this grows on new born babies, Acne Vulgaris – this erupts on anyones skin irrespective of age or color; and Acne Rosacea – this occurs to middle-aged people.
Dr. Kenneth M Reed and his team of doctors at DermASAP, MA is an expert in the treatment of acne. He has gathered his education and degree from Harvard University and has been successfully practicing his dermatological skills on innumerable residents of Boston. He uses the latest laser techniques and is capable of giving you as well as your children relief from any sort of skin ailment other than acne too.
Acne is generally categorize into four major grades, but this gradation is possible on by conducting certain tests that would testify to the existence of that particular type of acne. Among the criteria that are considered before this gradation are: the amount of inflammation on the skin, i.e. only if there is any inflammation. The different types of inflamed and non-inflamed comedones on the skin, the amount of breakout activity present, and the various areas of the body that are affected by the acne.
In order that the treatment of acne may be correct and effective, it is very important its grade should be identified. This is suggested by efficient dermatologists like Dr. Kenneth M Reed at the first sitting with his patient. At his dermatology center he does not segregate the old and new patients, everyone is treated alike and with equal attention.
The mildest form of acne is categorized as grade one of the disease. In this stage there are very small visible pimples over a particular area of the skin. There is no major inflammation that can be seen, but blackheads may be present. This is usually seen in the early days of adolescence, wherein the nose and forehead are mostly affected. Application and use of creams and face wash respectively, can help reduce the discomfort of these pimples.
When the number of blackheads and milia increase it is a moderate stage of acne and is the grade two of it. The outbreak activity is greater along with heightened inflammation. The acne at this stage may start to spread towards the shoulders, back and chest.
The severe condition of acne is the third grade, where the redness of the skin is very apparent and the formation of nodules begin. The scars that may be acquired at this stage of acne could be hard to lose. The fourth and final grade of acne is the most severe form of it. It reaches to a stage where it becomes as serious as the formation of cysts.
It is thus crucial, that acne be treated properly and effectively from its first grade in order to avoid the extremely discomforting and painful days.