How To Understand Acne Treatment Terms

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How To Understand Acne Treatment Terms

  1. 1. How  To  Understand  Acne  Treatment  Terms   Common  Terms  You  Need  To  Know     To  Understand  The  Disease  
  2. 2. •  Acne  is  a  kind  of  catch-­‐all  term   that  basically  refers  to  erup6ons   on  the  skin  that  are  caused  by  the   effects  of  hormones  on   sebaceous  glands.     •  Specifically,  in  the  human  body,   there  are  pilosebaceous  units   (made  up  of  a  hair  follicle,   sebaceous  gland,  and  a  hair)    
  3. 3. •  Pilosebaceous  units  occur   everywhere  except  in  the  palms  of   the  hands,  the  soles,  the  top  of  the   feet,  the  lower  lip;  and     •  Anywhere  there  are  pilosebaceous   units,  a  pimple  or  a  blackhead  can   develop.  
  4. 4. •  There  are  more  pilosebaceous  units  on  the  face,   neck,  chest,  and  back,  so  that's  where  more   pimples  and  blackheads  develop.         •  The  dic6onary  defines  acne  as:  "an  inflammatory   disease  of  the  sebaceous  glands,  characterized  by   comedones  and  pimples,  esp.  on  the  face,  back,   and  chest,  and,  in  severe  cases,  by  cysts  and   nodules  resul6ng  in  scarring.”    
  5. 5. So  let's  talk  about  the  most  common  terms  that  you  will  hear   when  acne  is  being  discussed  and  what  those  terms  mean.    1.    Sebaceous  glands:  Sebaceous  glands  produce  an  oily   substance  called  sebum.  These  glands  are  where  acne  lesions   appear  on  the  skin.  Sebaceous  glands  are  aJached  to  hair   follicles.    2.    Sebum:  Sebum  is  a  substance  produced  by  the  sebaceous   glands.  
  6. 6. 3.    Blackhead:  A  blackhead  is  an  acne  lesion  that  is   not  inflamed.  It  is  filled  only  with  excess  oil  and   dead  skin  cells.  Blackheads  are  also  some6mes   referred  to  as  "open  comedones"  because  the   surface  of  the  skin  is  opened  rather  than  closed.       4.   Hair  Follicle:  A  hair  follicle  is  a  6ny  shaP  in  the   skin  that  a  hair  grows  through.  Sebum  is  excreted   from  sebaceous  glands  to  the  surface  of  the  skin   through  a  hair  follicle.     Want  a  free  eBook  on  Acne  Treatment  
  7. 7. 5.    Whitehead:  A  whitehead  is  an  acne  lesion  that   forms  when  oil  and  skin  cells  block  the  opening  of   a  hair  follicle.  Some6mes  whiteheads  are  called   "closed  comedones."       Lots  of  other  terms  are  used  when  acne  and  its   causes  and  cures  are  being  discussed.  These  are   only  the  very  simple,  basic  terms.       Free  eBook  on  Acne  Treatment   h=p://www.acnetreatment1.info/     By  Angus  McDonald  
  8. 8. For  more  informaFon   To  Start  My  Acne  Cure   h=p://www.acnetreatment1.info/  

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