Acne is the most common skin condition. While many associate acne with teenagers, it can occur in adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s, even older, and most often appears on the face, back, chest, neck, and shoulders. Acne affects both men and women and can range in intensity from a few small blemishes to severe cases that require medication. Acne is often a source of emotional distress and frustration, even in the most minor of cases, and if it is mishandled, it can lead to scarring.
Acne occurs when the skin’s pores are blocked with bacteria.
Acne has been related to hormones, stress, as well as certain food allergies. The exact cause can be difficult to determine but examining lifestyle can reveal factors that exacerbate the issue.
- Mild acne
Can present with a few scattered white or blackheads and is generally managed with over the counter or physician recommended products.
- Moderate acne
Demonstrates a denser concentration of whiteheads, blackheads, as well as inflamed, red pustules seen as yellowish raised nodules on a red base.
- Severe acne
Is the occurrence of multiple cystic (or nodular) acne lesions that are deeper in the skin, inflamed, red, and can be painful.
- We employ a variety of treatment options- from product recommendations to topical medications and oral prescriptions.
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