The Acne Vaccine: How Will It Work?

Rumors of an “Acne Vaccine” have been circulating both print and online media. No wonder that there has been such an interest, considering 80% of men and women aged 11-30 are affected by acne.

Sometimes acne creeps beyond these years, or leaves permanent scarring. A vaccination that would stop people from suffering from this problem would be very welcome.

Who is Making the Acne Vaccine?

At present, scientists at the University of California San Diego are working on the vaccine. It is unclear whether the product will be made available over the counter to the mass market, or whether it would be administered by a dermatologist as a prescription only treatment.

The road to finding this potential acne cure has been difficult, with the lead researcher of the project saying:

“we couldn’t create a vaccine for the bacteria because, in some ways, P. acnes are good for you”

Eric C. Huange, UC San Diego

How Will The Acne Vaccine Work?

scientistScientists used to believe an acne cure would only be possible if it eradicated P. acnes bacteria completely. Therefore the use of antibiotics like doxycycline are widespread.

I used Doxycycline and found an improvement but didn’t achieve full clearance.

The problem with this theory of eradicating P. acnes completely is that it this bacteria can actually have a few beneficial effects.

So the new vaccine will take a different approach to curing acne for good.

“we found an antibody to a toxic protein that P. acnes bacteria secrete on skin — the protein is associated with the inflammation that leads to acne.”

Eric C. Huange, UC San Diego

The finished product will target this specific protein and calm inflammation in order to put a stop to acne once and for all.

Does the Acne Vaccine Work?

As I am writing this article, scientists are in the process of using skin biopsies with success. Next there are plans to trial the treatment on people in clinical studies.

Only time will tell if this is the solution we have all been waiting for. There are some uncertainties and the results of the clinical studies will be well awaited. I will update this article with any news.

What Else Can Cure Acne?

In the meantime there are other steps you can take to gain complete clearance of acne. Buying a powerful yet gentle to skin acne clearing system such as Clear Pores will get you well on your way to perfect skin.

It contains everything needed to clear out pores, soothe inflammation and clear up active acne from pimples to cysts. There is an optional set of products specifically designed to clear up stubborn body acne for example on your back and chest.

Click here now for my full Clear Pores kit review

 

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