MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY I ACNE
Acne is a common chronic disorder that affects the hair follicle and sebaceous gland or oil gland, where there is blockage and inflammation. Acne is identified by the presence of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules) and red bumps (papules). Severe acne may cause deeper spots called nodules or cysts.
Acne is prevalent in teenagers and young adults, with 85% of 16- to 18-year-olds affected. However, the condition may sometimes occur in children and adults of all ages. It’s estimated that a quarter of adult women are affected by adult acne.
In research acne studies, people with acne have said that their skin makes them feel unattractive, embarrassed, or self-conscious. Studies also show that it can trigger depression and anxiety.
There are, however, many effective acne treatment options that can help you gain control of your acne as dermatologists are trained in managing acne and can provide early and effective treatment that improves both the physical and psychological effects.