Acne scars: ‘My skin’s still looking amazing’
Posted October 07, 2018 09:42:29 A new study finds acne scars are far more common than previously thought and have been linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and other conditions.
Key points:Study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that a person with acne scars had a 1.5-fold increase in the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndromeThe study also found that having acne scars was linked to a 4.9-fold increased risk for developing diabetesA study conducted by the University in Los Angeles has found that the skin is riddled with acne scarring and that the scarring causes the skin to look more healthy.
The findings, published in the journal Dermatology International, are part of a larger study on acne scars, which also found a link between acne scars and increased risk factors for diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.
“These findings suggest that acne scarred skin is an important risk factor for metabolic syndrome,” said Dr Lisa C. Schoetz of the University’s Department of Dermatologic Surgery, who led the research.
“We don’t know how acne scar formation affects metabolic health, but our study suggests that acne scars may be associated with increased risk and may cause metabolic problems.”
Dr Schoetzes findings are similar to a study conducted last year, which found that acne was linked with an increased rate of obesity and diabetes.
Dr Schosetzes team is looking at whether acne scars might play a role in the metabolic syndrome.
“A study recently conducted by a team of researchers at Emory University School of Medicine found that people with acne lesions were more likely to be overweight and obese, and they also had a higher risk of insulin resistance,” Dr Schoets team said.
“This may indicate that acne is associated with insulin resistance, which may be one factor in the development of metabolic syndrome.”
Dr C. David T. Fong, from Emory’s School of Public Health, said the findings from Dr Schosets research “support the notion that acne may cause insulin resistance and may also contribute to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.”
“As an obese person with a history of diabetes, I was surprised by the findings,” Dr Fong said.”[The study] also showed that acne affects insulin resistance.”
I am not a doctor, but my experience with people with insulin sensitivity, diabetes and acne scars suggests that it may be important for people to consider their skin and acne scar protection in order to improve their health and metabolic status.
“A person’s acne scars can vary in size and shape, and can also be more common on the upper lip.”
However, they also have some benefits,” Dr T.J. Fink, a dermatologist and senior scientist at the Skin Cancer Research Institute at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, said.
He said that acne that occurs in the face or body could be an early sign of a serious condition like diabetes.”
There’s a chance that the acne scars could have a significant impact on your overall health,” Dr. Finks said.
While acne scars also affect the eyes, Dr Fink said that it was not clear whether they were responsible for the eye health problems.”
It’s hard to say if it’s due to the skin or to the eyes,” Dr P.M. C. Harkins, a professor of dermatology and otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital, said in a statement.”
But the fact that acne has been linked with eye health is very interesting.”‘
I’m not a beauty expert, but I know it can be important’Dr Schow, from the University, said that although her research was limited in terms of sample size, the findings were consistent with previous studies.”
My results are consistent with a growing body of evidence,” she said.
Dr Creswell said the study showed that the impact of acne scars on insulin resistance was not limited to acne scars.”
If you’re going to do something, it has to be the right thing, and I’m not just talking about looking good.
“You’re also looking at how your skin is affecting your blood sugar, how it is affecting insulin resistance in your body, and how it affects inflammation, and the fact you’re actually contributing to insulin resistance is a real health issue,” she added.
“When you have a large number of people with the same issue, you’re looking at all of the factors, not just one thing.”