Acne is a common skin condition that can affect both children and adults. In fact, 80-90% of teenagers suffer from acne. There are several factors that can cause or worsen acne: inflammation, bacteria, follicular plugging or “sticky skin cells”, and hormones are the most common. Genetics and certain medications may also play a role.
Because several processes cause acne, treatment often requires the use of several medications to target the different aspects of acne formation. It is important to treat acne to help prevent the scarring which can result if left untreated.
If you are having difficulties with acne, schedule an appointment at Riverside Dermatology to receive an evaluation and customized treatment plan to help you achieve the best results.