Skin heal  solutions specilised treatments for Acne/pimples

Skin heal solutions has devised ayurvedic treatments for Acne or pimples.

Acne vulgaris (the common acne) is a very common malady of teenagers involving predominantly the face. Acne is common in both sexes after puberty. It is more severe in males. It is polymorphic disease involving mainly the face. Other seborrhoeic areas of body like back, chest and shoulders are involved in severe cases.

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous units and characterized by formation of comedones (blackheads & whiteheads), papules, nodules, pustules, cysts, abscesses and scars.

Although many efforts have been tried to combat with acne but still it exists as a troublesome problem in society. Modern science deals it mostly with a symptomatic approach. Acne or pimples requires correct and efficient long-term management. Long recovery time may lead to social and psychological upset.

Emotional stress is known to aggravate acne. Sweating also aggravates them. Premenstrual flare up is known to occur in females but diet has not been proved to have any effect on acne. Familial predisposition is known.

Grading of acne:

Grade I (Mild) – comedones and papules

Grade II (Moderate) – papules, comedones and pustules

Grade III (Severe) – pustules, nodules, abscesses

Grade IV (Cystic) – cysts, abscesses, scars

Ayurvedic Perspective on acne /pimples Treatment

Ayurveda ‘the science of Healing’ definitely has a solution for acne or pimples. Ayurveda considers Vata, Pitta and Kapha as building blocks of body constitution and it deals with the diseases by applying various Medical, Surgical and Para surgical methods of treatment.

In Ayurvedic medicinal texts acne is mentioned as Tarunya Pitika. The etiopathology of acne is considered due to vitiated Blood (Rakta Dushti) along with vitiated Kapha and Vata. Vitiated Kapha blocks the normal excretory function of skin and get the waste material stagnated inside, producing symptoms like itching, pustules and nodules formation. Vitiated Rakta that also get stagnated and produces multiple irruptions, redness, raised local temperature, thick bloody discharge from the boils and abscess formation.

To get rid of acne, this pathophysiology of the disease should be broken down and for this purpose, the disease-causing vitiated doshas should be either removed from the body or to be purified with local and systemic medication.

  • Raktamokshan (Blood letting) is a well-accepted treatment for Vitiated Rakta Dosha. As only the circulating blood is acts as a carrier of all vitiated doshas and responsible for the disease producing pathology, the process of removing this stagnated blood i.e. Raktamokshan will prove significant to treat the disease.
  • Leech application for Raktamokshan is one of the Para surgical methods described by Sushruta. The affected tissue here remains congested with the stasis of blood and Leech therapy improves microcirculation to tissues by removing this stagnated and vitiated blood.
  • Hirudotherapy also improves capillary tissue perfusion and thus supplying proper levels of Oxygen and Nourishment to skin. Similarly, the Sheet and Madhur properties of Jalauka (Leech) pacify the provoked Rakta resulting into resolution of the disease.
  • Much better results can be obtained with supplementation of internal medicine and local application of Lepa (Face pack). Face pack made up of Lodhra(Symlocos racemosus), Vacha(Acorus Calamus), Dhanyak(Coriandrum Sativum), Chandan(Santalum album) and Ushir(Vettiveria Zizanioides) is very beneficial.
  • Smooth paste of Jatiphala(Myristica Fragrance) will help to remove black spots of remnants of acne.
  • Blood purifiers like Sariva(Hemidesmus Indicus), Anantmula(Tylophora Asthmatica), Guduchi(Tinospora Cordifolia) and Manjishtha(Rubia Cordifolia) are used for internal medication.2

Skin Heal solutions customised an ayurvedic treatment and care plan for acne in accordance to the patient’s body type and the severity of acne.