Treatment for Acne

Acne in Infants and Teens is Getting Harder to Treat

Acne vulgaris is characterized by whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed red pimples. It occurs when pores on the surface of the skin, become clogged. A pore is an opening to a follicle, that contains a hair and an oil gland. The oil gland helps lubricate the skin and remove dead skin cells. When a gland produces too much oil, the pore can become blocked. Acne tends to run in families. Though it is mostly among teens, it can occur at any age, including in infants.

Acne has recently turned into a difficult problem to treat. The pathogens that cause acne are becoming increasingly resistant to the antimicrobial treatments that have been useful and effective in the past. Because of this resistance, new treatments are being sought that are non-microbial in nature.

MYERS Medical Provides Non-antimicrobial Treatments Without Excipients

We compound non-antimicrobial alternatives using the ingredients shown below. If you are allergic to or have tolerance issues with dyes or additives found in commercially available medications, we may be able to compound a product without those agents.

Spironolactone belongs to a class of drug known as antiandrogens. Antiandrogens inhibit the biological effects of androgens (sex hormones) by blocking the androgen receptors on specific tissues.

Niacinamide -- also known as nicotinamide and nicotinic acid amide -- is the amide of nicotinic acid (vitamin B3 / niacin). It is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B group. It has demonstrated anti-inflammatory actions which may be of benefit in patients with inflammatory skin conditions. These conditions include acne vulgaris, and the compound can suppress antigen-induced, lymphocytic transformation and inhibit of 3'-5' cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase. Niacinamide has demonstrated the ability to block the inflammatory actions of iodides known to precipitate or exacerbate inflammatory acne.

If you have a question about this condition or any of the medications available to treat it, please feel free to use the "Email Us" button at the top of the page, or call us.

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