August 02, 2021
Acne is a dermatological condition characterized by chronic inflammation in the sebaceous glands, occurring in different parts of the body, such as the face, back, chest, among others. Its appearance is usually during adolescence; however, it can occur in people over 25 years of age or older, causing lesions with characteristics similar to juvenile acne, but other factors are involved. On this occasion, Dr. Carlos Sordo, a dermatologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information about adult acne.
What causes acne in adults?
It is mainly determined by genetic factors that are inherited and predispose the person to suffer from various triggers. These can be local, such as the use of masks, cream or cosmetics; occupational factors that generate irritation or fattening of the skin; or systematic factors that have to do with the consumption of medications, nutritional supplements, hormonal alterations, among others.
After evaluating the triggers, the appropriate treatment can be started. This can be conventional, based on antibiotics and retinoids (a compound related to vitamin A or retinol), both topical and systemic, or components of facial and aesthetic care, as well as complementary procedures.
This disease cannot be prevented. When there is a family history of acne or associated diseases, you should try to lead a healthy life and a balanced diet, always being attentive to the appearance of lesions so that they are treated in a timely and adequate manner, to control or minimize their appearance and severity.
Dr. Carlos Sordo
Dermatologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma