Acne is a very common skin condition on face, chest, arms and back. It affects more than 80 % of teenage poupulation.Acne is of two types
- Teenage acne
- Adult onset acne (mostly females after 20)
Acne has various stages such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples on these areas.Why do I get acne ?
It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, leading to inflammation.Factors influencing Acne
Acne can be influenced by hormonal changes, genetics, and certain lifestyle factors.Consequences of acne
In most cases it leaves pigmentation & in some cases, acne can leave behind scars. Acne can have a severe psychological and psychosocial affects leading to decreased confidence and self esteem issues in impressionable teens especially.Treating acne
While getting to the root cause with evaluation is the way to go. Treatment generally involves a combination of topical treatments, oral medications, lifestyle modifications, and procedures (if & when necessary)