Friday, 28 May 2021 10:36

Fresh Phage: New Technology for Acneic Skin

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Acne is the most common dermatological disorder worldwide. It is multifaceted, presenting with increased sebum production, hyperkeratinization (dead cell build-up) of the pilosebaceous unit, cutibacterium acnes proliferation, and inflammation. Additionally, the emergence of antibiotic resistance has become a public health problem affecting individuals worldwide and limiting treatment choices for resistant bacteria forms. The medical and scientific communities are continuously searching for a cure and new treatments to address this condition.

Scientific methods are always evolving. New research brings an innovative approach for fighting c. acnes – the bacteria present in acneic skin. Alternatives to traditional acne treatments have emerged, including antimicrobial peptides (AMP) and bacteriophage technology. Studies have shown that bacteriophages play a role in human skin health and disease.

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