Acne affects many sufferers chronically. If not properly treated, it can have long-term implications for the health of your skin, as well as how affected areas look and feel. Individuals who suffer from acne experience recurring inflammation of their sebaceous glands in affected areas of their skin, following the blockage of hair follicles with oil, dead skin cells, and other debris.
It affects such parts of the body as the chest and back, the neck and shoulders, the thighs, and the face. The face is often a particular target, but some patients experience their most severe outbreaks elsewhere. Symptoms manifest in the following ways:
Acne is most frequently encountered among teenagers, with most cases of moderate to severe acne afflicting those in the latter half of their teenage years. The social and psychological effects of severe acne are particularly severe during this time, as young people begin to experience new types of social interaction, and are under tremendous pressure to meet a wide variety of expectations.
More than 85% of all acne cases occur within the sixteen- to eighteen-year-old age bracket. Outside of this consideration, acne appears to affect people of either gender equally, and no one race or ethnicity appears to be either particularly vulnerable or immune to its effects. Anyone can experience acne; it has been known to occur even in young children, and in adults outside of the given age bracket.
Severity of an Acne Diagnosis:
Causes of Acne
Clinical Features of Acne
A diagnosis of acne is based upon the presence of inflamed papules and pustules, with larger nodules and cyst-like structures appearing in more severe cases. Also considered a part of an acne diagnosis are the physical scars of prior breakouts, and the social and psychological effects resulting from the reception of the condition by one's peers.
We offer our clients, both patients and doctors, a wide variety of medications which include the following:
We can make foam cleansers, cleansing pads, creams, lotions, gels and masks with the following:
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