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AcnEase® is proprietary formula that is based on the fusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western science. In controlled clinical studies performed at Xiyuan Hospital in China, the treatment improved acne in more than 85% of patients. Tens of thousands of women, men and teens had already benefited from AcnEase around the world.
Depending on the severity of the symptoms AcnEase® may produce noticeable results within one to two weeks. To achieve general improvement in cysts, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, or rashes the standard one month of treatment must be completed. For individuals whose acne was resistant to standard Western medical treatment or those with long term body acne an increased dose and longer treatment may be required.
Acne is caused when over activity of the skin's oil glands leads to plugged pores and the outbreak of lesions, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health's Department of Health and Human Services.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that the acne skin condition afflicts as many as 50 million Americans. Most common in adolescents and young adults, acne affects people of all ages and races. Americans spend more than $100 million a year on non-prescription acne treatments, the AAD reports. That does not include soaps, cleansers, prescriptions therapies and visits to the physician.
Getting rid of existing acne is just the beginning. Persistent cysts and lesions often leave behind long lasting marks in the form of acne scars which represent post-inflammatory changes in the skin that are not easily reversed.
While treating acne can be expensive, depending on the method you choose, acne scar treatment can be even more costly and occasionally even discomforting or painful. That's why AcnEase® offers an effective remedy for acne scars-PREVENTION. AcnEase®, an all natural acne treatment is the only herbal systemic acne product that not only treats existing acne but also prevents new acne from forming. This permits the skin to heal and decreases the incidence of persistent and severe acne that most often can lead to acne scars.
The most common "dermatological" procedures recognized for eliminating acne scars are:
Dermabrasion: At about $1,500 per treatment, the surgeons remove the top layers of skin with an electrical machine that abrades the skin. Repeated treatments are often necessary especially if new acne formation is not prevented.
Chemical peels: For $750 per treatment, doctors remove the top layers of skin with a chemical application. Often, this treatment must be repeated several times for satisfactory results. Again- if new acne outbreaks are not prevented peels may not only fail to bring satisfactory results but may not be permitted during times of acne flare-ups.
Collagen: Doctors make injections beneath the skin to replace the body's natural collagen that has been lost. This can be done with collagen or fat taken from another part of the body. The cost is $300-700 per cubic centimeter for collagen. Results are temporary, so it must be repeated. New acne scars will require new injections.
Laser resurfacing: High-energy light burns away damaged skin at $3,000 per treatment. Repeated treatments are sometimes necessary. New acne may produce new scars requiring additional treatments.
Punch grafts: Small skin grafts replace scarred skin. Doctors punch a hole in the skin to remove the scar, which is then replaced with unscarred skin. Each punch costs about $50. Multiple punches are usually necessary.
Subcision: Physicians detach the scar from deeper tissue, which allows a blood to pool under it. The blood clot helps form connective tissue under the scar, leveling it with the surface. (Pricing unavailable.) Usually, multiple treatments are required.
As an alternative to those expensive procedures to remove acne scarring, AcnEase® is an easy to swallow, specially coated tablet that is effective in treating both facial and body acne. It's the only all natural, orally administered product with demonstrated clinical efficacy for treating acne, preventing new acne from forming and making red spots and scars less visible. In addition, AcnEase® has been noted to improve the quality and health of skin in both males and females providing yet another reason for recommending this product as an alternative to expensive medical treatments.
For very mild scarring, you can try some home procedures and home products. Since the acne prone skin is often sensitive you should be careful before using at-home dermabrasion or chemical peel kits that you found in any drugstore. In addition if you have sensitive skin, you will want to stay away from anything containing retinol or alpha hydroxy as the irritation is inevitable with these treatments.
From our natural apothecary here are safe and non irritating options to diminish appearance of scars: