Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the US, affecting people of all ages. Although it’s more common in teenagers and young adults, acne can also appear later in life. Acne is caused when the hair follicle units become clogged and inflamed, usually by excess production of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It can also be influenced by hormones.
Acne can manifest as whiteheads, blackheads, inflamed papules and cysts. It usually appears on the face, chest, upper back and shoulders. Depending on the severity, acne can scar the skin and cause emotional distress. To learn more about how we care for patients with acne, please contact us today.