Hair Follicles Could Influence Severe Acne


If you or a loved one has experienced severe acne, you know how frustrating it can be. You may find yourself trying all kinds of regimens trying to resolve the problem to no avail. Is it what you're eating? Is it your skin care products? Is your make-up building in your pores? It actually may be beyond your control due to a genetic variation.

Researchers from Biomedical Research Center (BRC) have uncovered a potential link to hair follicle formation. 15 different genome regions in DNA were identified that have been linked to a commonality in people with severe acne. The good news according to researchers is, “When you have insight into the genetic basis of a condition, you can develop much more effective treatments. For people with acne, it’s so important to have more treatments available. We need to treat people earlier and more effectively, so that they don’t get scars, which last even after the condition has come and gone".


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