Why is the percentage and age limit of acne sufferers increasing, despite the abundance of products and treatment technology?
As the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) convenes for its annual meeting in San Diego, doctors say adult-onset acne is on the rise in women over the age of 25, as well as those well into their 40s and 50s.
These claims were supported by a self-reported survey from the University of Alabama, published in 2008, which found that acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent between the ages of 40-49. Dr. B. Schlosser, an assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, also discovered that women are disproportionately affected, compared with men.
[two_third_first] Over the past 10 years the number of clients who came into my office suffering from acne that lasted long after their puberty increases … Most of them are women who claim to have tried almost everything from over the counter and prescribed medication to light-based procedures, and etc. without seeing any significant results. Dealing with acne is one of the most difficult and prolonged treatments.It requires a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the factors causing this disease. There are already well established methods and procedures for its treatment, yet in reality the rate of sufferers is increasing…[/two_third_first][one_third][quote]Acne can be painful and psychologically humiliating.[/quote][/one_third]
What is behind this contradiction?
From my experience I have found the following reasons:
- improper treament approach by professionals.
- patients’ unawareness of factors that are causing the condition, thus maintaining their presense.
- patients’ use of inapproriate products and tools, due to incompetence, that inadvertantly result in a worstening of their condition.
I want to share how I have successfully cured acne with my clients, so I can help others that are still suffering. The first thing people have to know, is that in today’s world acne is treatable. The first step to my approach is to classify the type of acne based on three main causes: bacterial, hormonal, androgenic. Once I have identified the type, I devise a graduate treatment plan taking into account other essential factors that may interfere. It is important to emphasize to clients that getting significant and lasting results is not going to be quick or easy, and it requires discipline and strict adherence to my prescribed treatment plan. This plan includes: individual’s diet correction, a set of instructions on daily cleaning and nourishing with appropriate product recommendations, removal of excessive stress and relaxation (usually with yoga or meditation), eliminating bad habits (smoking , alcohol, drugs, …), body cleansing procedures, and etc. Clients’ 100% belief in the successful outcome of their treament, regardless of its duration, is absolutely vital. This belief depends on the trust I build with them.
So this is my philosophy. It has been proven effective by the many lives I’ve changed in my practice. With that being said, I hope it is clear why I think the current statistics don’t make sense.