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Acne

What is Acne?

Acne is the occurrence of inflamed, blocked, and/or infected oil glands in the skin. It is typically characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, red bumbs/papules, and/or cysts.

Treatments

Standard treatments for acne include over-the-counter products containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, sulfur, and perscription antibiotics. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Acne

Acne is one of the most common problems that prompt people to seek the help of a dermatologist. Teenagers are not the only ones affected by this disfiguring skin condition. Up to 30% of diagnosed cases occur in people over the age of 25. Some are forced to deal with breakouts in their forties, fifties and even beyond. It's not a pretty picture. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help manage this common skin condition.

What Causes Acne?

Overproduction of sebum is a primary cause of acne. Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands on the skin. Sebum production is affected by hormone fluctuations, offering a partial explanation as to why the condition is more prevalent among teenagers.

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