Acne is the most common skin condition that people experience. Most people develop acne to some degree, but it primarily affects teenagers undergoing hormonal changes. Acne might be mild (few, occasional pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe (nodules and cysts). Scarring can occur. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. Click here to view the full reply on Cleveland Clinic.
Acne is primarily a hormonal condition driven by male hormones, which typically become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones — combined with surface (skin) bacteria and lipids (fatty acids) within sebaceous (oil) glands — yields acne. Common sites for acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back—the sites of oil glands.
Acne lesions include comedones (whiteheads, blackheads), papules and pustules (small bumps, often with scarring), nodules, and cysts, often followed by scarring.
Although acne is essentially a normal physiologic occurrence, certain conditions might aggravate the dise...
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