For many people, clean, smooth skin remains an unattainable dream, despite billions of dollars being spent on acne treatments every year. Not only does the problem remain unsolved, but the number of severe acne cases has also increased in recent decades.
The products currently available on the market have one or more of the following limitations:
- They act mostly on the skin surface (bactericidal creams and solutions).
- They provide short-term benefits (after cessation of treatment, acne symptoms reappear).
- They are not effective in all patients.
- Their prolonged use may result in serious side effects (tretinoins, antibiotics).
The recent scientific findings about the role of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) in acne vulgaris have opened the path for the development of a new, highly specific and effective acne therapy. This bacterium causes the strong inflammatory response indicative of this skin disease. (An overview of Acne Vulgaris)
Types of Acne