Benefits of Chemical Peel for Dry, Dehydrated Skin!February 7, 2019
Acne and HormonesMarch 7, 2019
[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” template_class=” av_uid=’av-l2fkgb3x’ sc_version=’1.0′ admin_preview_bg=”] Acne is a common skin condition that can affect both teenagers and adults. In men and women alike it is typically triggered by excess sebum. Testosterone enters the sebaceous glands and stimulates sebum production. In men testosterone originates in the male sexual organs, while in women it is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. There are four main factors that contribute to acne: 2) Cell Accumulation and 3) Bacteria When acne is present, There are fewer lamellar granules in the Stratum Granulosum of acneic skin which contain the desquamation enzymes and lipids that comprise the barrier layer in the intercellular spaces, this could account for the accumulation of cells in the follicle canal. Acneic skin is more permeable around the sebaceous gland and follicle, which may lead to leakage and inflammation into surrounding tissue. Studies have shown that linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is a component of the barrier lipid layer, is indeed deficient in acneic clients. The bacteria in the follicle excrete a lipase enzyme to break down the sebum triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol. The sebum is used as a food source and the free fatty acids are merely waste products that irritate the lining of the follicle. At this point, the disease may result in non-inflammatory lesions and simply produce closed commedones (whiteheads) which may turn into open commedones (blackheads) and expel their contents. 4) Inflammation Inflamed lesions may also result, whereby the follicle wall ruptures forming a papule: Regardless, matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) enzymes are stimulated to help repair the damaged tissue and white blood cells invade the area: this is when inflammation sets in. Scientists have discovered that specific ingredients can inhibit the lipase enzyme in the bacteria that is responsible for breaking down sebum triglycerides into free fatty acids that are known to cause irritation in the skin. Controlling the breakdown of triglycerides helps minimize inflammation due to the free fatty acids; and since the fatty acids are often attacked by free radicals leading to additional irritation, if we can inhibit the formation of the free fatty acids then we can effectively prevent inflammation before it occurs. What can be done to treat the affected follicles? 2.) Cell Accumulation and Bacteria 3.) Inflammation What can be done to treat the affected follicles? Acne is a common problem. It can cause severe embarrassment, but treatment is available, and it is effective in many cases.Call Nell Laser Clinic at 416-228-0011 to book a complementary consultation session for acne and acne scars treatments.