Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin’s oil glands become clogged, forming pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, deep nodules, or painful cysts. While acne is most often associated with those in their teen years, it can affect people of all ages. Acne appears most often on the face, back, chest and neck and can range in severity from mild to severe. Depending on its severity, it can also leave behind scars that can be difficult to treat and minimize.
Acne occurs for a variety of reasons, including hormonal imbalances, hormone production, and a genetic predisposition. Acne and acne scars can be improved with careful management, and can be treated in a number of ways, including proper skin care and treatments tailored to your skin.