Treatment of ACNE

Learn how to treat this condition for smooth, glowing skin again with the Protocollo Grace.

Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect individuals of any age, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The skin, especially that of the face, is dense with sebaceous glands that through the pores secrete sebum, thus allowing, thanks to this oily substance, the maintenance of moist and protected skin, therefore healthy.

In some cases excess sebum can occlude some pores, forming a kind of plug, called a blackhead, or a small cyst, creating underneath an ideal environment for bacteria and microbes, including proponibacterium acnes, responsible for inflammation of the sebaceous glands.

Acne affects about 85 percent of adolescents, but it also affects the adult population, so much so that 25 percent of the adult male population and 50 percent of the female population suffer from the condition at some point in their lives.

Acne is seen as a pathology when the extent is considerable, with serious and important consequences on the patient’s physiognomy, with the danger of scarring and hyperpigmentation as an end result of the evolution of the disease.


Acne is a multifactorial pathology which can be  triggered by multiple factors; in certain individuals it is the expression of a genetic predisposition, usually related to an increase in androgenic (or other) hormones, but also from some external factors such as a local trauma, exposure to substances, drugs, etc.


Acne is a polymorphous disease, that is, with multiple clinical aspects. The lesions caused by acne include:

Inflammatory papules: these are highly inflamed raised lesions, hot pink to dark red in color, sometimes painful. The mostly harmless germs contained in the occluded follicles are responsible for this activation.

Pustules: a further stage of development of inflammatory papules, commonly called pimples and furuncles, are a formation of yellowish fluid collections of bacterial material and migrated white blood cells from the blood.

Microcysts or closed comedones or whiteheads: small papular, thus raised, but not inflamed, pearly white or pinkish lesions.

Open comedones or blackheads: the black color is due to contact of the contents with air, which oxidizes and changes its color.

Nodules and Cysts: both are large lesions and can be very painful as they go deep and create bumps. When both appear, they are often referred to as nodule-cystic acne.

The Protocollo Grace

The Protocollo Grace is the result of intensive studies in recent years, a combined use of several technologies aimed at treating active Acne and significantly improving the inflammatory state and related scarring resulting from it.