Skinformation Vol. I: All About Acne

Acne Skin 101

Skinformation Vol. I

All About Acne:

What Acne Is & How We Treat It

An illustrated primer on the different types of acne & the different ways to treat it.

Part I: What is Acne?

Individuals with acne skin often suffer from a combination of chronic inflammatory/non-inflammatory lesions and open & closed comedones (blackheads & whiteheads). The pathogenesis of acne is often due to a confluence of a number of complex factors including: hormonal imbalances, overactive sebaceous glands and the overpopulation of certain bacterial flora on the epidermal surface. Therefore, the approach to successfully treating acneic skin must be equally as complex.

Acne is almost always the result of an excess imbalance of sebum or oil.

overactive sebaceous (oil) glands

Too much oil combines with dead skin cells, bacteria & other debris to clog pores– leading to the formation of acne in its various forms

Overproduced sebum (oil), dead skin cells & other debris congeal– clogging the opening of the pore.

overproduction of sebum

Sebum begins to build up inside the pore below the surface of skin.

Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)


whitehead diagram

Sebum (oil), dead skin-cells & bacteria clog the pore opening right below a thin layer of skin cells– forming a whitehead. Sebum continues to build up in the pore below.

Blackheads (Open Comedones)

blackhead

The sebum (oil), dead skin cells, & bacteria clogging the pore opening are exposed to air (oxidized)– turning them black.

Papules

papule

Inflammation & redness increases, pus & sebum build up within the pore.

Pustules

pustule

Bacteria flourishes within the pore, resulting in painful inflammatory pustules.

Part II: How Do You Treat Acne?

The main traditional treatment approach for acne focuses on topical solutions, treating the problem temporarily. This WILL NOT PROVIDE LONG TERM RESULTS. If you dry out the skin (as many topical acne treatments do (think: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid)– you will end up stimulating your oil glands in the long run– causing MORE acne, not less! That's why we focus on reprogramming your oil glands to self-regulate while controlling bacterial growth.

Bionova's technological, research driven- 360 approach to treating acneic skin targets multiple acne-causing factors. The specifically designed Acne Nanocomplex™ is designed to ① improve metabolism of dysfunctional skin cells; ② purify obstructed skin pores to reduce the intensity of blemishes; ③ control skin oil by reducing sebum production; ④ unclog bacteria-filled pores, and ⑤ exert strong antibacterial effects–providing visible and lasting results in as little as 1-2 weeks.

Skinformation Vol. I

All About Acne:

What Acne Is & How We Treat It

Skinformation Vol. I

All About Acne:

What Acne Is & How We Treat It

An illustrated primer on the different types of acne & the different ways to treat it.

An illustrated primer on the different types of acne & the different ways to treat it.

Part I: What is Acne?

Individuals with acne skin often suffer from a combination of chronic inflammatory/non-inflammatory lesions and open & closed comedones (blackheads & whiteheads). The pathogenesis of acne is often due to a confluence of a number of complex factors including: hormonal imbalances, overactive sebaceous glands and the overpopulation of certain bacterial flora on the epidermal surface. Therefore, the approach to successfully treating acneic skin must be equally as complex.

Acne is almost always the result of an excess imbalance of sebum or oil.

Overproduced sebum (oil), dead skin cells & other debris congeal– clogging the opening of the pore.

Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)

Acne is almost always the result of an excess imbalance of sebum or oil.

Too much oil combines with dead skin cells, bacteria & other debris to clog pores– leading to the formation of acne in its various forms

Overproduced sebum (oil), dead skin cells & other debris congeal– clogging the opening of the pore.

Sebum begins to build up inside the pore below the surface of skin.

Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)


Sebum (oil), dead skin-cells & bacteria clog the pore opening right below a thin layer of skin cells– forming a whitehead. Sebum continues to build up in the pore below.

Blackheads
(Open Comedones)

Papules

Pustules

Blackheads (Open Comedones)

The sebum (oil), dead skin cells, & bacteria clogging the pore opening are exposed to air (oxidized)– turning them black.

Papules

Inflammation & redness increases, pus & sebum build up within the pore.

Pustules

Bacteria flourishes within the pore, resulting in painful inflammatory pustules.

Acne is almost always the result of an excess imbalance of sebum or oil.

Too much oil combines with dead skin cells, bacteria & other debris to clog pores– leading to the formation of acne in its various forms

Overproduced sebum (oil), dead skin cells & other debris congeal– clogging the opening of the pore.

Sebum begins to build up inside the pore below the surface of skin.

Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)


Sebum (oil), dead skin-cells & bacteria clog the pore opening right below a thin layer of skin cells– forming a whitehead. Sebum continues to build up in the pore below.

Blackheads (Open Comedones)


The sebum (oil), dead skin cells, & bacteria clogging the pore opening are exposed to air (oxidized)– turning them black.

Papules


Inflammation & redness increases, pus & sebum build up within the pore.

Pustules


Bacteria flourishes within the pore, resulting in painful inflammatory pustules.

Part II: How Do You Treat Acne?

The main traditional treatment approach for acne focuses on topical solutions, treating the problem temporarily. This WILL NOT PROVIDE LONG TERM RESULTS. If you dry out the skin (as many topical acne treatments do (think: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid)– you will end up stimulating your oil glands in the long run– causing MORE acne, not less! That's why we focus on reprogramming your oil glands to self-regulate while controlling bacterial growth.

Bionova's technological, research driven- 360 approach to treating acneic skin targets multiple acne-causing factors. The specifically designed Acne Nanocomplex™ is designed to ① improve metabolism of dysfunctional skin cells; ② purify obstructed skin pores to reduce the intensity of blemishes; ③ control skin oil by reducing sebum production; ④ unclog bacteria-filled pores, and ⑤ exert strong antibacterial effects–providing visible and lasting results in as little as 1-2 weeks.



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