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Acne & Acne Scar

Introduction

Names:

Acne, pimples, acne vulgaris

Medical category:

Dermatology

Communicability:

Not contagious

Common among:

Teenagers

Medical diagnosis:

Not required

Heritability:

Heritable

Medical treatment:

Available

Chronic:

Yes

Permanent cure:

Not available

What is acne vulgaris? What are the signs and symptoms?

Acne (or acne vulgaris) is a common skin condition characterized by whiteheads, blackheads, and other forms of pimples. Acne can affect anyone, but is most common among teenagers. It is more likely to affect the face, neck, upper back, chest, and shoulders. Read more about Symptoms & Complications of Acne

What causes acne?

The main causes of acne are excessive sebum (oil) production, clogged pores, and bacteria infections. Read more about Causes & Triggers of Acne

Can acne be treated? How?

There are various treatments available for acne. Mild cases can usually be self-treated with non-prescription medications, whereas more severe cases might require prescription medications and/or other treatments. Read more about Acne Treatments

Can acne scars treated? How?

Common treatments for acne scars include dermabrasion, chemical peels, derma filler injections, laser therapy, light therapy, heat therapy, and surgery. Read more about Acne Scar Treatments

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