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Facial sebum affects the development of acne, especially the distribution of inflammatory acne.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2013; 27(3):301-6JE

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The increased sebum secretion has been considered as one of the pathogenic factors of acne.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this study was to assess the correlation between the casual sebum level and the severity of acne using objective measuring methods in a large acne patients group. We also investigated the influence of age or gender on the correlation.

METHODS

A total number of 914 acne patients were recruited. The standard digital photographs were taken, and the acne lesions were counted as comedones or inflammatory lesions. The casual sebum level was measured using the Sebumeter SM 815(®) . The correlation analysis was performed.

RESULTS

The casual sebum level showed positive correlation with the number of acne lesions. The casual sebum level markedly influenced the number of inflammatory lesions and the acne lesions located in the U-zone. In the young acne patients, the casual sebum level showed significant correlations in the U-zone, whereas in the old acne patients, there were significant correlations in the T-zone. The male acne patients were more influenced by the casual sebum level.

CONCLUSION

This was the first study to report the significant correlations between the casual sebum level and the number, proportion and location of acne lesions in a large acne patients group, using an objective, bioengineering method. Moreover, we also found that the influence of sebum was prominent on the inflammatory lesions. In addition, both age and gender influenced the correlation between the casual sebum level and the acne.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, and Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi, Korea Department of Dermatology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22176122

Citation

Choi, C W., et al. "Facial Sebum Affects the Development of Acne, Especially the Distribution of Inflammatory Acne." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol. 27, no. 3, 2013, pp. 301-6.
Choi CW, Choi JW, Park KC, et al. Facial sebum affects the development of acne, especially the distribution of inflammatory acne. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013;27(3):301-6.
Choi, C. W., Choi, J. W., Park, K. C., & Youn, S. W. (2013). Facial sebum affects the development of acne, especially the distribution of inflammatory acne. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 27(3), pp. 301-6. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04384.x.
Choi CW, et al. Facial Sebum Affects the Development of Acne, Especially the Distribution of Inflammatory Acne. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013;27(3):301-6. PubMed PMID: 22176122.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Facial sebum affects the development of acne, especially the distribution of inflammatory acne. AU - Choi,C W, AU - Choi,J W, AU - Park,K C, AU - Youn,S W, Y1 - 2011/12/17/ PY - 2011/12/20/entrez PY - 2011/12/20/pubmed PY - 2014/9/24/medline SP - 301 EP - 6 JF - Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV JO - J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol VL - 27 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: The increased sebum secretion has been considered as one of the pathogenic factors of acne. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the correlation between the casual sebum level and the severity of acne using objective measuring methods in a large acne patients group. We also investigated the influence of age or gender on the correlation. METHODS: A total number of 914 acne patients were recruited. The standard digital photographs were taken, and the acne lesions were counted as comedones or inflammatory lesions. The casual sebum level was measured using the Sebumeter SM 815(®) . The correlation analysis was performed. RESULTS: The casual sebum level showed positive correlation with the number of acne lesions. The casual sebum level markedly influenced the number of inflammatory lesions and the acne lesions located in the U-zone. In the young acne patients, the casual sebum level showed significant correlations in the U-zone, whereas in the old acne patients, there were significant correlations in the T-zone. The male acne patients were more influenced by the casual sebum level. CONCLUSION: This was the first study to report the significant correlations between the casual sebum level and the number, proportion and location of acne lesions in a large acne patients group, using an objective, bioengineering method. Moreover, we also found that the influence of sebum was prominent on the inflammatory lesions. In addition, both age and gender influenced the correlation between the casual sebum level and the acne. SN - 1468-3083 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22176122/Facial_sebum_affects_the_development_of_acne_especially_the_distribution_of_inflammatory_acne_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2011.04384.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -