Acne

Definition:

A very common skin disorder that usually begins in puberty, but can occur at any age. It is characterized by comedones (black heads and white heads), pimples (pustules) and deeper lumps (cysts and nodules) on the face, neck, chest, back and arms.

What Causes Acne:

The exact cause is unknown but there are many factors that can trigger it: overactive oil glands in the skin, an accumulation of acne-causing bacteria in the pores that multiplies rapidly, genes, hormones, environmental/external factors and emotions/stress can exacerbate or cause acne.

Management Strategy:

Address and correct as many of the triggers that contribute to the condition and its symptoms. Every case is individually assessed with the goal to help restore the natural function of the pores and prevent scarring. Treatment options include: Medical, surgical and cosmetic options. To learn which solutions will work best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Berkowitz.