Acne can affect people with any skin type – at any age and is a common skin condition in which your hair follicles and sebaceous glands can become clogged, resulting in pimples.
Normally, dead skin cells are shed when they rise to the surface of your pores. However, if your body is producing a large amount of sebum (the oil that keeps our skin moist), these dead skin cells can get trapped inside your pores, causing whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples that usually breakout in areas of the face and other parts of your body.
Acne can be found in two forms:
Acne includes a variety of different types of blemishes that can appear in different locations on your body and include:
As acne progresses, additional symptoms may include dark spots and scars. Early treatment, before acne progresses to cysts and nodules, may prevent the development of severe spotting and scarring.
Acne can occur anywhere on your body, but typically appears in areas of your body where your skin has a large number of sebaceous glands, like your:
Acne occurs when your pores become clogged and bacteria begin to grow and build up inside your pores, causing inflammation and often tenderness. Here are some of the common reasons why some people get acne. They include:
The way we treat acne always depends on your age, health and the overall severity of your acne. In addition to medication, our team will help you identify potential triggers—like diet, sun exposure and stress—and help you make the modifications necessary to help you control and lessen the frequency of breakouts.
These treatments may include: