In American society, people tend to accept that acne is a normal part of growing up. In point o fact, acne is virtually a universal skin disorder where up to 95% of the adolescent population has acne at any given time. In men and women over 25 years of age, up to 54% continue to have acne problems. Acne persists well into middle age with 12% of women and 3% of men continuing to evidence this skin disorder. Before taking the decision to commit to cosmetic surgery to provide topical treatment to a skin condition such as acne scarring, patients should consider the underlying skin health factors. Skin damage arises from a number of factors. Surface imperfections might arise from youth, such as acne scarring. Or, too often and too intensive sunbathing can result in sun-damaged skin. Aging and the absence of physical fitness may result in a reduction in skin tension and tone, bringing on countless wrinkles. Other skin issues might include hyperpigmentation or pre-cancerous lesions or even dermatochalasis.
What Causes Acne And Scarring?
At root in the acne condition are hormonal changes which are triggered during puberty and throughout life. Although such hormonal changes occur universally, the rise of acne occurs most dramatically in the USA. So, researchers look past hormones to some other factors, especially diet. Leading them to dig for other causal factors is research into non-industrialized societies such as a two-year study in Papua New Guinea where 1,200 islanders were carefully studies for diet and skin condition. During the research period, no case (0%) of acne was observed.
Modern vs Primitive Diet And Impact On Acne
When people change their diet and eating habits to a more western diet, they suffer from acne. A quick comparison of diet is revealing: no acne (0%) was produced from a diet based on fruit, fish, tubers and coconuts and practically no cereals or refined sugars. Acne was produced by other groups within Papua New Guinea only if these population groups used high-glycemic (simple sugar based) carbohydrates. In simple, nontechnical terms, high-glycemic foods trigger higher blood sugar levels, which have been demonstrated to trigger the required hormonal changes known to cause acne.
Skin Health Strategies
Skin health prior to visiting a cosmetic surgeon should include the consideration of skin cleanliness, proper fat digestion, regular bowel movements, and adequate intake levels of clean water. High glycemic foods should be eliminated initially in a screening process for each individual. For example bread is a high-glycemic food item; however, its impact can be reduced by toasting the bread which results in chemical changes. Naturally, the extension to bad diet through bad skin continues to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other killers. Even naturally occurring fruit sugars, fructose, are problematic where they've been isolated via a manufacturing process into high fructose corn syrup for instance.
In all surgical operations, no matter of it's the first or second procedure, the surgeon and supporting staff continuously examine tissue for indicators of infection. While a normal risk associated with the surgery center, infection requires immediate attention. Dressings and bandages will be changed and sutures examined for integrity. Vitamin E enhanced lotions can be applied to the treatment site area to aid wound healing.