Acne is one of the most common skin conditions experienced by people of all ages. While less serious cases of acne may be improved by over-the-counter therapeutic products, many cases of stubborn acne may require stronger treatments, which may not be available commercially. UrbanRxTM Compounding Pharmacy can provide not just higher-strength acne medication, but also with ingredient combinations customized to individual patients. Such customizable formulations can suit the needs of specific populations, such as sensitive skin or individuals with special allergies. Different ingredients may also be incorporated to target different types of acne.
What causes acne?
Acne is a symptom caused by a combination of clogged pores, bacterial manifestation and inflammation. It starts when oily secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands (oil glands) clog the pores for hair follicles. Clogging of large pores results in blackheads while that of small pores may result in whiteheads. Both types of clogged pores can result in inflammation, and bacteria may manifest on the surface of the skin or inside the clogged pores. The growth and spread of bacteria lead to an acne breakout.
Tackling acne requires multiple actions, including reducing inflammation and eradicating bacterial infection. After the acne has cleared, a person may also require lightening produces to reduce signs of discoloration of the skin.