ACNE AND ROSACEA
Acne is one of the most common skin diseases ever. It manifests itself in the area of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles - usually initially in the form of comedones (blackheads) and later as inflammatory nodules and lumps or pustules (pustules). Most adolescents are affected, in the majority of cases there is a spontaneous improvement in disease activity after puberty, with persistent disease progression into adulthood (acne tarda). The therapeutic options include local creams / gels with peeling and antibiotic ingredients, systemic antibiotics and retinoids (vitamin A acid derivatives) in severe cases. In addition, cosmetic facial treatments and fruit acid peels are also used. For post-treatment of acne scars, methods such as fruit acid peels, Tixel®, fractionated laser therapy and possibly injections with hyaluronic acid are available.
Rosacea is a disease of the skin and sebaceous glands. It usually occurs from the 30th-40th. Age and unlike acne has no comedones. Depending on the symptoms, one differentiates between three forms:
Rosacea teleangiectatica (couperose): dilated blood vessels, redness, sudden flush (flush)
Rosacea papulopustulosa: inflammatory nodules and pustules (pustules)
Rosacea glandulo-hyperplastica: formation of nodular thickenings so-called phymen (sebaceous glands, connective tissue)
Therapeutic come depending on the severity of the disease anti-inflammatory creams / gels, systemic antibiotics and especially in the vascular dilation and laser treatments are used. Supportive cosmetic measures are used such as a rosacea lymphatic drainage and a customized skin care.