Understanding this Condition
Acne commonly affects people once they enter puberty as production of the hormone androgen increases, resulting in more oil production in the skin. Acne develops when oil (sebaceous) glands around the hair follicles become plugged. Bacteria grow in the trapped oil and irritate the glands, causing redness, pain, and swelling. While acne commonly appears on the face, it can also develop on the neck, chest, shoulders, and back.
Acne symptoms can range from mild (where there are periodic outbreaks of individual pimples) to severe (where areas are continually swollen and deep cysts develop).
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We offer a variety of treatments to address the full spectrum of acne symptoms. When you meet with one of our practitioners, she will determine which treatment is best suited to your needs, which could include one or a combination of the following: