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About Acne

If you have ever had a pimple, you’ve had acne. It is a hormonal and inflammatory disease that affects all ethnicities, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood, and is found primarily on the face and upper body

Acne lesions occur when the pores of the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil and bacteria inside, leading to a variety of acne lesions, from mild acne to severe acne that can scar

Factors that may make acne worse: genetics, hormones, physical irritation of the skin, stress, sunburns, cosmetics, and diet.

Avoid pore-clogging ingredients, and always pop correctly. 
 

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Cystic Acne Do Hormones Cause Cystic Acne? Hormones, specifically androgens, which are male hormones found in both males and females, are required for acne to form. Generally speaking, more androgens lead to more severe acne. Both males and females with cystic acne tend to have higher levels of androgens. April 20, 2021
What Is Acne What Is Pyoderma Faciale? Pyoderma faciale is a severe form of acne that afflicts only females. It presents itself with severe redness as well as a variety of severe and less-severe acne lesions on the face. Treatment normally entails oral steroids and isotretinoin. April 20, 2021
Cystic Acne What's the Best Treatment for Cystic Acne? When acne is severe, widespread, and scarring, isotretinoin is the most effective treatment, but comes with severe, and potentially lifelong side effects. It also causes severe birth defects. Other options include oral antibiotics, steroids, and hormonal treatment (females only). April 19, 2021
Cystic Acne Cystic Acne on the Body The body has larger and more productive skin oil glands, and therefore, more severe acne lesions often develop on the back, chest, shoulders, and the... April 09, 2021
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