Acne vulgaris is the medical term for acne. Acne is the presence of blackheads, whiteheads and other kinds of pimples on the skin.
Acne develops when oil glands are activated at puberty. This oil stimulates bacteria, which live in everyone’s skin and generally cause no problems, to multiply and cause surrounding tissues to become inflamed. If the inflammation is near the surface, you get a pustule, if it’s deeper, it is a pimple, and if it is deeper still, it’s a cyst. If the oil becomes oxidized, it changes from a whitehead to a blackhead.
Some factors contribute to the development of acne :
Several different medicines can help get rid of acne but you may need a stronger drug if your acne is severe. This could include an antibiotic for months, high doses of vitamin A, light therapy, chemical peels or even facials. Your doctor can make your acne go away and keep others from forming. The quicker you start treatment, less likely you are to develop scars.
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