Acne, Pimples, Zits

Acne is caused by blocking of hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells.

Acne can present itself as comedones (black heads, white heads), red bumps, painful bumps, cysts. Typically acne is most seen on face, chest, back etc. where sebaceous glands (oil glands) are abundant.

Acne dominantly occurs from 15- 45 years of age group with a peak during teenage. Acne is mainly hormonal in nature and not true to popular belief diet does not play a major role in either its occurrence or control.

In addition to the short term cosmetic effects, if left untreated, acne leaves behind unpleasant marks and scars.

belief diet does not play a major role in either its occurrence or control. In addition to the short term cosmetic effects, if left untreated, acne leaves behind unpleasant marks and scars.


Treatment

A medical expert normally will generate a systematic treatment plan based on one's skin and severity of the condition.

Typical approaches include

Oral medications : Including antibiotics and vitamin A derivatives.

Topical Creams : To address scars and marks.

Medical Peels : For acne as well as scars. Comedone Removal

Dermaroller : for Acne Scars

More often than not it is a combination of the above which works best.

Acne is caused by blocking of hair