Acne is something that nearly everyone develop at some point during their life. The following report examines the global acne medication market, offering professional insight into the market's size, classifications, chain structure and more.
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When you think of the world's most common diseases, acne probably doesn't come to mind. Nonetheless, it's estimated that over 600 million people worldwide suffer from some form of acne, making it the wold's eighth-most-common disease.
Also known as acne vulgaris, acne is a skin disease characterized by recurring bacterial infections within the skin that, when left untreated, manifest as small nodules or pimples. As you may know, skin is porous, meaning it has small and shallow holes.
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The primary purpose of these pores is to facilitate the body's natural cooling process. When you get hot, your body will release heat by sweating it out through the pores of your skin.
Unfortunately, though, it's not uncommon for pores to become clogged. Whether it's natural oils like sebum, makeup, sunscreen lotions or even, when a pore becomes clogged, it increases the risk of acne.
The good news is that medication is available to both prevent and treat acne. Salicylic acid, for example, is commonly used to "spot treat" acne.
When applied to acne, salicylic acid kills the infection-causing bacteria on contact while also drying the problematic area of the skin. It's been used for decades to treat acne, and even with the development of new treatments, salicylic acid remains one of the most commonly used acne treatments.
Even antibiotics are used to treat acne. How do antibiotics help with acne exactly? Well, antibiotics are used specifically to stop bacterial infections.
Since acne is essentially a bacterial infection of the skin, antibiotics are naturally effective at preventing and treating this skin condition.
Acne is often viewed as a cosmetic condition rather than a medical condition, but this isn't necessarily true. In people who suffer from severe or chronic acne, the disease can leave permanent scars.
Severe and chronic cases of acne have also been linked to low self-esteem.
The Acne Medication Market Size & Forecast, 2018 – 2024 report by Global Market Insights is a comprehensive study of the global acne medication market. Featuring 200 pages, it provides a detailed analysis of the market and where it's headed.
On the basis of product formulation, the market is segmented into topical and oral. On the basis of product, the market is segmented into retinoids, antibiotics, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid and others.
On the basis of type, the market is segmented into prescription and over the counter. On the basis of age group, the market is segmented in 0-10 years, 10-16 years, 17-25 years, 26-40 years, 41-60 years, 61-80 years and 80+ years.