9th September 2021
Acne is the most common skin condition which effects up to 95% of adolescents and can occur in up to 43% of adults in their 30’s.
Despite being more common and severe in male teenagers, it is found to be more frequent and indeed more persistent for adult females. Acne is commonly found on the face with clusters usually on the cheeks, chin and forehead, although it can also effect the back and chest as these anatomic areas also have a high density of hair follicles, hair shafts and sebaceous glands, collectively known as pilosebaceous units. It is caused primarily by inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit, resulting in both inflammatory and non inflammatory lesions.