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Acne Prone Teen Years May Mean You’ll Look Younger Longer, Study Says

Acne sufferers, there is good news; because according to science, more breakouts mean younger-looking skin as you age.

According to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, “people who have previously suffered from acne are likely to have longer telomeres (the protective repeated nucleotides found at the end of chromosomes) in their white blood cells, meaning their cells could be better protected against ageing.”

In other words, if you’re a teenager who has acne, things may feel like the end of the world, but your adult self may thank you because you have the ability to live longer as well as look younger longer compared to your friends with perfect skin.

The research, conducted by scientists at King’s College London, analyzed 1,205 female twins, in which a quarter of the twins reported having experienced acne in their lifetime. Researchers measured the volunteers’ white blood cells and skin samples and indicated those with acne cells have built-in protection caps (known as telomeres) on the ends of their chromosomes, which is likely to make them look better later in life

Are you doing your happy dance right now?

Lead researcher Dr. Simone Ribero, from King’s College London, notes, “Dermatologists have long noted that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than the skin of those with no history of acne. Signs of ageing such as wrinkles and skin thinning often appear much later in people who have experienced acne in their lifetime. It has been suggested that this is due to increased oil production but there are likely to be other factors involved.”

Yes – finally, good news! And for all those who suffer from the long lasting effects of acne there’s a solution for you! Bellafill® reduces the look of acne scars in 2 ways. Its remarkably small polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended in a smooth collagen gel. The diameter of each microsphere is less than that of a human hair, so they’re not visible to the naked eye.

Once injected by your practitioner, Bellafill® provides an immediate improvement that you can enjoy as soon as you leave the office. The PMMA microspheres form a supportive scaffold to allow your own collagen to build upon. As the gel breaks down over time, your collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to the acne scars providing a sustained improvement that can last. Want smooth, stress-free skin for a year? Bellafill® can make it happen.

For everyone out there currently suffering or seeing the long-lasting effects, there’s a silver lining in your battle with acne. You have science on your side and things are definitely looking up!    Keep following us for more good news in the world of skin care!

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