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    Related Definitions, Terms, and Acronyms:
  • Hair follicle - part of the skin that grows hair by packing old cells together.
  • Antibiotic acne treatment - killing the bacteria in the blocked follicles by the intake of antibiotics like tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline.
  • Acne skin chemical exfoliating agents - include salicylic acid and glycolic acid. These encourage the peeling of the top layer of skin to prevent a build-up of dead skin cells which combine with skin oil to block pores.
  • Laser acne treatment - using visible light to successfully treat acne. In particular intense blue light generated by purpose-built fluorescent lighting, LEDs or lasers is used.
  • Oral acne treatments - reducing the secretion of oils from the glands by a daily oral intake of vitamin A derivatives like isotretinoin (marketed as Accutane).

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