HEALTH & BEAUTY


Counsultion

by Dr. Yuri Okabe & Dr. René du Cloo
Tokyo Skin Clinic

According to a U.S. survey, acne affects roughly 70% of teenagers, and about one out of 40 acne sufferers has a relatively severe chronic condition with a tendency to inflamed pimples deeper than the hair follicule opening. Less than two percent of teenagers would be thus eligible for isotretinoin (Accutane(R) in the U.S., Roaccutane(R) elsewhere), the most powerful acne drug currently available. Are they the only ones who should consult a doctor?

   

Many are apt to consider acne as a cosmetic problem rather than a skin disease, probably due to its high prevalence. In accordance with this common (mis)conception, a variety of acne care products are available, not to speak of services offered by aesthetitians who remove your zits (risking scarring!). There exists an abundance of self-help remedies, as well as lifestyle recommendations based on (mis)beliefs to improve or even cure acne. This situation, which has been encouraged by business motives and also by gdoctorphobiah, is often responsible for the patientfs delay in seeking medical help, perpetuating suffering and causing more scars. The worst you can do is let yourself be misled by eye-catching ads and simplistic slogans!

Of course, doctorsf waiting rooms will never have enough space for all acne-afflicted teens. Just like a common cold, an incidental, self-limited breakout, maybe under climatic influence or due to stress, does not require medical interventions.
You should see a doctor for your acne
1. if it has persisted for three months (or is getting worse after one month)
2. if there are five or more acne-days per month (one day per pimple is counted as one acne-day)—this especially applies to women who break out monthly
3. in case of adult-onset acne
4. if you have cystic or nodular acne (deeply-located fluid-containing or solid acne that tends to leave scars)
and 5. whenever it is a concern for you.

Acne is a complicated phenomenon with different aspects as targets for treatment: excessive formation of keratin, a protein covering the skin surface, overproduction of sebum, bacterial overgrowth, and dysregulated immunological processes (the bodyfs reactions to microorganisms and substances). Since each individualfs immunological response plays an essential role in the way the disease manifests itself, an immunomodulator like the above-mentioned isotretinoin can suppress acne in most patients. All medications can cause side effects, however, even more so with effective medicine, so it is mandatory that they be used under a doctorfs guidance.


 
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Dr Okabe

Before becoming an M.D., she graduated from the French department of Tokyo University for Foreign studies, obtained her master's degree in general linguistics at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a researcher for the Dutch government. Ex-president of the Japanese Association for Cosmetic Surgeons. Honorary member of the Korean Society of Aesthetic Surgery, honorary member of the World Society for Anti-Aging Medicine, member of the Japanese and Royal Dutch Medical Associations, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, etc.

Dr.rena

Besides being a cosmetic surgeon/dermatologist, he is also a specialist in sports medicine approved by the Japanese Medical Association. Editor of the Journal of the Japanese Society for Aesthetico-Medical Technology. Honorary member of the World Society for Anti-Aging medicine, member of the Japanese Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, member of the Japanese society of Ningen Dock, member of the Japanese and Royal Dutch Medical Associations, etc.

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The clinic is on the second floor of a building, facing Roppongi Dori Avenue.

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4-min. walk from Roppongi Station
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4-min. walk from Roppongi 1-chome Station (Nanboku Line) Exit 1

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