New Acne Treatment Deals with Hormonal Cause of Acne
New acne medication goes deeper than clogged pores and bacteria
working in the oil gland to reduce the negative effects of hormones.
All popular over-the-counter acne treatments continue to treat
acne the way it has been treated for decades, by treating the symptoms
of acne: bacteria and clogged pores. None of the current products
address DHT, the hormone responsible for producing acne in the first
Alex Khadavi, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the
University of Southern California treats the primary cause of acne, the
hormonal byproduct known as DHT.
"Most consumers generally have no idea that the actual cause of
acne begins with hormonal activity, not bacteria or clogged pores,"
Khadavi states, "That is why women breakout during menstrual cycles,
teens breakout during puberty and why periods of stress, such as the
prom, weddings or big meetings, are often accompanied with embarrassing
Acne begins when a naturally occurring hormonal byproduct,
dihydro-testosterone or simply DHT, stimulates the sebaceous (oil)
gland to produce excess sebum (oil). It is this excess oil that traps
bacteria and skin cells and sets the stage for acne.
Dr. Khadavi's research led to the development of Clearogen, the
first "Anti-DHT Acne Treatment," that addresses acne in a more
New acne treatment works topically, at the level of the skin,
without altering the hormonal balance inside the body. Acne medication
helps inhibit the conversion of testosterone to DHT and helps block DHT
from binding to receptors on the sebaceous gland. In doing so, this
acne medication reduces excess oil secretion and promotes the healthy
production of sebum (oil) that the skin needs to moisturize and protect
Although each product claims to be unique and better than the
next, they primarily share the same ingredients, salicylic acid and
benzoyl peroxide, the mainstay of acne treatment since the 1950's.
These ingredients alleviate the symptoms of acne but they do not treat
its underlying hormonal cause.
Clearogen is the first acne treatment that combines benzoyl
peroxide and salicylic acid with effective anti-DHT ingredients to
treat the symptoms of acne as well as its underlying cause, offering a
comprehensive acne solution.