Is a chronic inflammatory condition which cause pimples, spots ,cysts sometimes leading to scars, occurs over the face, neck, shoulders chest and back. Though commonly seen during puberty it can affect at any age. Nearly 80% in the age group of 12-20 years experience acne. It is a skin condition involving the sebaceous glands. Glands are stimulated and the hair follicles get plugged with oil and dead cells leading to symptoms.

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Genetic
  • Excess oil production
  • Hormonal changes

Trigger Factors

  • Excess androgen (hormone)
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Medications
  • Diet


  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pimples
  • Cysts
  • Nodules


  • Topical medications
  • BOral medications
  • Therapies
  • Chemical peels, dermaroller for scarring.