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13yearsofAcne

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In Topic: The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

15 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

The only reference on that article is http://www.dermnetnz...lliculitis.html


In Topic: The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

15 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

I could not find any reliable information on the prevalence of scalp acne on Google...

 

Maybe you are confusing acne vulgaris with folliculitis or dermatitis?


In Topic: The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

15 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

If you can provide evidence to support your assertion that scalp acne is VERY COMMON I would be very grateful.


In Topic: The Evolutionary Biology Behind Acne

15 February 2014 - 10:02 AM

For what it's worth I theorize that acne is some sort of evolutionary consequence of humans becoming increasingly hairless. Every single acne spot centres around a hair follicle. You will never get acne where you don't have hair (palms and soles) or where the hair is really thick (scalp, armpits etc). Acne only ever seems to affect semi-haired skin...

 

You can eat as much crap as you want, rub sebum on your skin all day, grow bacteria cultures on your skin, get the skin as dry, inflamed and hyperkeratinized as you like, but you will never ever get acne vulgaris on the palms of your hands or your scalp...


In Topic: A Desperate Plea For Help My Son Has Severe Acne

10 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

As other's have mentioned the only thing that will work 100% for this is Accutane.

 

Other options to consider that haven't been mentioned are Narrowband UVB (which could be used for a few months and would likely work very well) and blue light photodynamic therapy (405 - 420nm).

 

I would be cautious about using too much BP on this as it may cause a lot of hyperpigmention, though would probably work quite well.

 

Also note the sideburns are free of acne so I would recommend not shaving the beard area and letting the hair grow out.

 

:)