Acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin’s sebaceous glands that lead to the production of blocked pores in the form of blackheads and whiteheads, or pimples and deeper lumps like cysts or nodules. Acne most commonly appears on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and upper back. While it affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement and emotional distress.
Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, as well as the patient’s skin type, age and lifestyle. SKIN Cosmetic Dermatology offers a number of treatment options for acne, including topical and oral medications, skincare, as well as in-office chemical peel and laser treatments. We also offer several options to help with acne scarring.