Acne Cure Progress
These acne cure progress photographs will help visualize how skin may respond to Skintactix treatment and the progress over a period of time. More frequently than not, people think their acne will become healed more rapidly than is physically possible. The responses of these patients are typical and there are three different types of skin responses.
Gradual Improvement - Represents 67% of Skintactix Product Users:
The patient has moderate to severe acne and a combination of cystic and vulgaris infections with blackheads. Approximately 36 infections are raised to the pustule stage. Notice the overall redness (erythema) of the face and the bright redness that spreads out from each infection. Notice a generalized swelling of the skin throughout the jaw and cheek areas.
Control of the acne has already begun. The erythema and swelling are already reduced. At this point there are fewer than 20 infections at the pustule stage (compared to 36). There are very few new infections and these are small and already in the healing stage. The control of acne with Skintactix products usually occurs during the second or third week of treatment.
The progress is obvious. Erythema and swelling have almost disappeared. There have been no new infections for weeks. Typically, the slowest healing is occurring along the jaw line.
Acne is fully under control. Healing of a few small pits can take another few weeks and as long as there is some amount of redness in the prior infections, healing is still in process.
Acne is completely under control and there have been no infections for months. The patient maintains control with Antibacterial Cleanser and Glycolic Exfoliator twice daily. Green Tea Poultice can be used as a spot treatment if she begins to feel a bump or notice redness developing.
Flare-Up - Represents 24% of Skintactix Product Users:
Beginning of 3rd Week:
The client seems to experience a significant flare-up. Acne produces dozens of small, low-grade infections that eventually become large infections. This can happen at week 3 of using Skintcatix products. Skintactix acne products begin to resolve these small infections and bring them to the surface. In most cases this is the end of the acne but can be alarming because people fear their condition is becoming worse, when this is not the case. The flare-up response can easily be identified because it occurs around the third week of treatment, the new infections are smaller than before and these infections begin healing more quickly than before.
Little or No Response - Represents 9% of Responses:
A small number of these patients may have the wrong product selection.
The majority of these people have had acne for several years or many years. They have used many other forms of acne treatment without success. Their acne is promoted by wheat-induced inflammation, linoleic acid deficiency or reaction to the hormones in dairy products. These conditions are discussed on the Acne & Wheat, Acne & Essential Fatty Acids and Acne & Milk pages.
If whiteheads (and possibly blackheads) are always present the problem is usually linoleic acid deficiency (essential fatty acid) and by addressing and correcting this issue acne control can be achieved. If whiteheads are not an issue the problem is wheat or dairy. The supplemental pages on these subjects will explain the condition and provide guidance on resolving these issues.
Once the condition that is promoting acne is corrected all of these people should be able to achieve acne control.