Acne is a common skin condition which occurs when the pores of the skin become blocked by various substances like dead skin cells, sebum, and bacteria. This results in blackheads, whiteheads, inflammatory papules, nodules and cystic lesions. Find out the contributing factors and main causes of acne below.
Acne is very common among teenagers and young adults. It is estimated 80% of people ages 11 to 30 will have it. Clinically, it can present as mild, moderate, or severe. Mild acne is when you have a few pimples. Moderate acne is when you have more papules, or inflamed bumps. Severe acne is when you have nodules and cysts, which are deep, solid, or pus-filled pimples1.
There are many causes of pimples on face in adult. Acne occurs when the little openings on the outer layer of the skin become obstructed. These little openings are called pores. Below are the main causes of acne.
It is important to seek treatment for acne because of possible acne complications2. These include acne scars which may remain long after the acne itself has healed. Pigmentary changes remain after the acne has been cleared. The affected skin may become darker or hyperpigmented, or lighter or hypopigmented2.
There are many treatment medications and modalities to improve your acne based on the severity of the lesions. Early treatment is a key to avoiding bad consequences of acne, such as acne scars. It is best to consult a board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines to assess and tailor fit the proper management and treatment for your acne.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
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