What is acne and how to treat it?

What is acne and how to treat it

Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest and arms. These areas are affected most due to the amount of sebaceous glands.

The oil-producing glands or sebaceous glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands in both men and women. The inflammatory condition is caused by the sebaceous follicle, which clogs the pores of the skin with sebum, promoting the appearance of bacteria.

Blocked pores make it hard or impossible for the skin to eliminate toxins produced by the sebaceous glands and bacteria multiply deep within the skin. Inflammation is the body's natural process in response to microbes and bacteria.

What are the main causes of acne?

The most common forms of acne

What treatments are available?

The type of acne treatment you must follow is based on the severity of acne and the dermatologist's recommendations. The acne can be mild (papules, pustules, usually whiteheads and blackheads), moderate or severe (painful with nodules or cysts, and large papules and pustules).

So if you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Englewood, Colorado.

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