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  • n. Plural form of acne.

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  • The Proprionibacterium acnes P. acnes bacteria that normally live harmoniously in the skin begin feasting on that glut of oil and give off toxic free fatty acids that perforate the base of the follicle, releasing toxins into the dermis.

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  • A v-beam laser which is actually made to target blood vessels and intense pulsed light treatments both act by killing off P. acnes bacteria, shrinking the sebaceous glands and reducing the number of inflammatory neutrophils in the follicle.

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  • New at-home over-the-counter LED light gadgets claim to kill P. acnes bacteria with heat, like the light sources doctors use.

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  • The same photodynamic therapy PDT used to treat preā€“skin cancers can be effective in killing P. acnes bacteria and treating inflammatory acne.

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  • Topical antibiotics such as clindamycin are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, so they calm redness and kill P. acnes.

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  • It may even be that the liquid nitrogen spray on some lasers, used as a cooling mechanism, might kill off P. acnes in the follicle.

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  • There are tiny papules filled with neutrophils, but there are no P. acnes bacteria, nor is there keratin plugging the pore.

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  • The latest is a new technology that uses microdermabrasion to exfoliate and unplug the pores followed by a light treatment to kill P. acnes bacteria.

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  • The benzoyl peroxide in Proactiv Solution and other over-the-counter acne products kills P. acnes bacteria, but often the bacteria become resistant to the medication.

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  • P. acnes, are present in increased numbers in persons who have acne.

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