Acne is a medical term used to describe pore congestion resulting from the buildup of excess skin cells, sebum, and bacteria. It’s a common condition that can present as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts on the face, neck, or body. It may be influenced by hormonal changes, medications, and oil-based products.
Although acne can clear up on its own, active disease may adversely affect quality of life and if severe, may lead to permanent scarring. Treatment programs are personalized for the management of active acne and maintenance/prevention strategies.