Hormonal medicated acne is predominantly influenced by 5a Reductase.
These enzymes are far reaching and affect many conditions, which are related to hair growth and hair loss, sebaceous secretions and potential keratinisation, (the key material that makes up the outer layer of skin).
Androgen inhibitors are often used for hormonal acne control, this is what many researchers refer to as DHT medicated acne a specific anti-androgen, that inhibits the enzyme 5a Reductase, without blocking the androgen receptor,
This control treatment is proving to be the ideal approach when treating DHT medicated acne.
Presently androgen inhibitors are only prescribed by dermatologists and doctors, which include Adrocur and Aldactone.
Some of the best treatments for hormonal acne are oral contraceptives; they help to reduce sensitivity and inflammation in the skin.
It is however important to note, that this type of treatment can have potentially negative side effects, such as the stimulation of superfluous hair, so it is important to carry out your own research on this subject, before embarking on this type of acne treatment.
The small family of drugs that contain cyproterone acetate appear to have a very positive effect on natural acne control.
This is due to its anti-androgen profile and ability to reduce the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce, helping to eliminate oily skin conditions and breakouts.
Probably one of the best Acne treatments of late, is Azelaic acid, a natural occurring Dicarboxylic acid, that is found in whole grain, cereal, rye, barley and animal products.
The acid is a potent inhibitor of 5A reductase, it has been FDA approved as a topical preparation for the treatment of acne.
It is anti-bacterial and anti-keratinising, which means it normalises the abnormal growth of skin cells that line the follicle on the skins surface; it is also a scavenger of free radicals helping to reduce inflammation.
Treating hormonal acne through the use of topical ointments and antibiotics may be counter productive, as they can influence sebum production, which has been stimulated by Type 1 5a Reductase.
Follow this link to find out more, about the types of hormones that influence acne.
Whilst there is still a long way to go before a complete cure is found, it does seem that science is certainly one step further in finding a treatment for hormonal acne,
It may be only a matter of time before they are able to eradicate it forever.