Acne typically appears on areas of your skin that have the most oil glands (sebaceous glands), namely, your face, neck, shoulders, back and chest. It occurs where hair follicles become plugged with a combination of excess oil and dead skin cells. This creates a bacteria-friendly environment, and if the clogged pores are infected, the area will become inflamed.
Acne is exacerbated by factors such as stress, hormones, some medications and diet. Our dermatologists will be able to help you to control your acne and minimize scarring through an individualized treatment plan. Treatment options depend on the nature and severity of your case, and could include anything from lifestyle changes to medication and laser treatments.