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Acne: Skin Disorder

Decent Essays
Dezarae Gutierrez + Jasmine Jan
Mrs. Taylor
Period 2
19 October 2015
Disorder: Acne
Acne is a skin disorder consisting of hair follicles and sebum. It is a bacterial infection in the oil glands. Usually starts at the age of puberty or sooner. Can be present in both men and women. They can appear in the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, buttocks, and upper arms.
There are several different ways to develop Acne. For example, over production of sebum, bacteria left on the skin, and debris clogging the pores. Dead skin cells come out of the body through the pores so they can be extracted, but if the glands produce too much oil, the pores can get blocked with oil and bacteria on the skin along other debris. Causing acne to mature. According
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The dermatologist will take note of what type of acne is present. The treatment of acne depends on the severity of the acne. If mild acne is present such as, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. They can be treated with non-prescribed products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Once the acne is cleared it is best to continue the treatment to prevent further breakouts. There are different ways to treat acne. You can apply products to the skin, intake medicine (antibiotics, birth control pills, and isotretinoin), laser therapy, chemical peels, and acne removal.
To prevent acne, always wash your face, moisturize, try over the counter acne product, use make up occasionally, and be careful for what products you put on your face, try to avoid touching your face, stay out of the sun, eat healthy, exercise, and try not to stress too much.
The prognosis for acne is usually good. Most people say that they had severe acne in their teen years and grew out of it.
Acne effects the integumentary system because the pores are being clogged with debris, bacteria and excessive oil. It’s occurring on the surface of the epidermal
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