Acne develops in skin structures called “pilosebaceous follicles,” where hair growth and sebum production occur. The lesions characteristic of acne arise when these follicles become blocked with built-up sebum and dead skin cells. Blocked follicles, secondary inflammation, and bacterial infection lead to redness and pimples.
There are several types of acne; the best treatment will depend on the type of lesions and their severity. While acne is generally benign, it can leave scars on the skin and diminish the confidence and self-esteem of those who suffer from it. There are treatments that can improve the skin’s appearance quickly and effectively.
Ask your health professional about them.