Acne is a skin condition that causes papules and pastules, whiteheads and blackheads. It is a common problem that can appear at any age, especially among teenagers and young adults. Acne can spread on the face, back, shoulders and chest.
Acne triggers include:
- Over production of sebum
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications like steroids, estrogen…
- Sweating and humidity
Acne can be embarrassing and frustrating. Treatments prevent the permanent scarring of untreated acne. After the consultation, the dermatologist will set a treatment plan. Each case is specific and individualized; the treatment can be topical, oral, or laser.