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Ultra-modern Electric Patches Spell the End of Acne

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An advanced skin patch might be a novel means of curing niggling acne problems. The skin patch functions by creating an electric charge for obliterating bacterial organisms linked to skin eruptions.

Outcomes obtained from a small-scaled test has shown that pimple blemishes nearly faded away in just 3 days and blemishes in the region around the patches additionally showed improvement.

Acne is the most prevalent form of skin problems chiefly afflicting individuals in their adolescence. In several people, the problem continues way into adulthood, with 1 among twenty females and 1 among one hundred males above twenty-five years of age having such symptoms.

Even as it generally arises on the facial area, acne could even surface on the torso or back. The problem is believed to be activated due to hormones responsible for impelling oil-secreting sebaceous glands into hyper-active mode. Such glands are present close to the skin’s surface and affixed to hair follicle. The main function of sebaceous glands is to thwart hair getting dried out by manufacturing greasy matter known as sebum. Among those people suffering from pimples, the sebaceous glands excessively manufacture sebum which they coalesces along with cells of the skin and act as blockage to the hair follicles. Bacterial forms which usually reside undamagingly on the skin’s surface could then start infecting obstructed hair follicles leading to the typical spot formations.

Conventional therapies entail use of benzoyl peroxide that act by averting lifeless skin obstructing hair follicle and obliterating bacterial presence over the skin’s surface. Another alternative is the intake of antibiotic course for killing bacteria.

Birth control pill that helps in balancing hormonal levels might additionally be beneficial.

But, several of such therapies could be taking weeks on end for being effectual and some carrying chances of developing side-effects inclusive of skin dryness, feeling nauseous, weight increase and moodiness.

The new-fangled therapy resembling regular plasters are basically single use and yields outcomes in just one night and having no visible side-effects.

The skin patch has a mesh-similar fabric steeped in specialised molecules which on coming in contact with the skin’s dampness creates a mini electric field that is inhospitable for bacterial survival.

The patch seems to have an all-clear impact on the skin surrounding it and helps in breaking down lifeless skin and bacterial forms. Salicylic acid present in the lattice helps in removing lifeless skin obstructing skin follicle plus azelaic acid for killing bacterial presence in the skin pore.

Oplon, an Israeli tech firm which has manufactured this skin patch (active constituents being benzoyl peroxide & Azaleic acid) which is presently under trial with about a hundred individuals donning these skin patches for the entire night or for about 6 hours.

The trial outcomes are due to surface by the concluding part of 2010 and these skin patches could be obtainable within around 2 years. Though the plasters are created for treating merely a single spot, its makers are additionally probing at the notion of bigger pads which could be severed to the sizes of individual requirements.

Jam Constituent as Potential Acne Treatment

The yellow, perennially growing plant from Australia, roselle rising to 3 feet tall and employed for jam-making dating back to the colonial era could be another novel means of tackling acne. The shrub has potent antibacterial and inflammation combatant properties who benefits are undergoing testing in a Thailand-based study. The antiseptic application would be done on the skin twice or thrice daily for 6 weeks. It functions by de-clogging white as well as blackhead and might even lower amounts of propionibacterium acnes – a bacterial form present innately on the skin’s surface that is chiefly responsible for acne eruptions.

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