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Acne Treatment

Acne treatment in Geneva

How to treat acne with acupuncture?

Acne is a common skin problem that can affect individuals at any age, but is more common during adolescence due to hormonal fluctuations. Acne pimples are caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands, which produce sebum. Pores can become blocked by a combination of sebum, dead cells and bacteria, leading to the proliferation of comedones and blackheads. Acne-prone skin tends to be oilier and have dilated pores.

Conventional acne treatments include moisturizers, lotions, cleansers, peels, antibiotics, retinoids, isotretinoin and benzoyl peroxide.

However, these treatments can have unpleasant side effects and aggravate skin inflammation. What's more, acne is often resistant to these treatments, so it's important to find alternatives to help the skin heal.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that can help treat acne. Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into the skin to stimulate the body's energy meridians. Researchers believe this can help improve blood flow and stimulate collagen production, which can be beneficial for the healing of acne scars.

Acne Treatment

The benefits of acupuncture to treat acne problems

In addition, some acupuncturists use Chinese herbs and essential oils to help treat acne. For example, tea tree is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help reduce inflammation and redness of the skin.

Lavender and jojoba oil can be used to moisturize the skin without clogging pores. Zinc and vitamin A are also important nutrients to help reduce excess sebum and eliminate impurities.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for treating all types of acne, including mild, moderate and severe. However, acupuncture is generally more effective in treating moderate to severe acne, as these types of acne are deeper in the layers of the skin. Acupuncture treatments can be complemented by herbal remedies and adequate moisturizing to enhance results.

Acupuncture can be an effective alternative for treating acne. It is important to consult a dermatologist or qualified acupuncturist to determine the most effective treatment for each individual, based on their specific needs.