Why antibiotics won't solve your acne problems
9th June 2015
Antibiotics are generally prescribed by doctors to treat severe acne as they are designed to improve the look of your skin by minimizing the bacteria that triggers acne. However, Swedish research presented at an American conference has suggested that the bacterium associated with many cases is becoming increasingly resistant to these drugs. In fact, over-use of antibiotics could lead to problems with untreatable acne in the future.
Acne occurs as a result of blockages in the glands responsible for producing a waterproof agent called sebum. It tends to be more common during puberty and adolescents, when the production of male hormones may increase the secretion of sebum. High levels of testosterone are particularly common in women with acne.
This most recent research has suggested that elevated levels of androgens are also far more common in female acne than previously thought. Women with high levels of androgen are often, but not always, associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), this is a condition where multiple cysts are found in one or both ovaries. Common symptoms of this condition include breast pain, menstrual irregularities, and excess facial and/or body hair. If you suffer from acne and exhibit one of these problems, we highly recommend that you consult your doctor so appropriate investigations for PCOS can be carried out.
If a patient is diagnosed with this condition, treatments that are specifically provided for PCOS could be most effective on the long term. However, if this is not the case, you should consider acne treatments at Sk:n as we only use the most effective products and have the best skincare doctors that guarantee visible results within weeks.