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    Acne is a very common dermatological condition. Contrary to popular belief, acne does not affect only teenagers—adults can also suffer from it. 

    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.

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    Acne affects approximately 85% of teens and generally disappears around age 25. It can be caused by a variety of factors (genetics, hormones) that result in an increased secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. The excess sebum rises through the hair duct to the skin surface, making it oilier. 

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    Skin Care

    It’s important to take care of your skin every day. Having great-looking skin not only makes you feel better about yourself—it also keeps you healthy! 

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