Acne (Pimples)



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Our expert dermatologists Dr. Vikas Sharma {M.D(Safdarjung Hospital) MISHRS(USA),MBBS(MAMC,Delhi) } and Dr.Anupama {MD Dermatology, (Gold Medalist, Safdarjung Hospital)MIADVL, MBBS(Safdarjung Hospital) are here to help you. First let’s understand what is acne?

What is acne?

You can understand acne as a skin disease which occurs when hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells or oil from the skin. Acne is not dangerous but it can leave scars
Acne can be of different types such as:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pustules, which are commonly called pimples.
  • Papules
  • Cysts
  • Nodules

What are the common sites of acne?

Acne affects the areas with higher number of oil glands which include:

  • The face
  • Upper chest
  • Shoulders.
  • Back

Which age group is commonly affected by acne?

Age group commonly affected by acne is between 12-25 , although children before puberty and some people in their forties can also experience it.
Common mistakes which can aggravate acne?

  • Vigorous scrubbing of the skin
  • Using oil based cosmetics
  • Certain medicines
  • Hormonal changes
  • Facial massage
  • Using over the counter medications

Is diet related to acne?

By far diet does not play a major role in acne.

How do we treat acne?

The treatment depends upon the severity of acne and type of skin. Various type of treatment includes medicines (creams and tablets), peels, laser treatment (for acne scars) and treatment of hormonal imbalance may also be required.

What are the after effects of acne?

  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation
  • Psychological distress
  • Depression

What can you do to prevent the recurrence of acne?

Avoid the following

  • Facials
  • Oil based make-up products
  • Over the counter medicines
  • Hot and humid environment

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