acne on the face

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What is it?

Acne is a skin disease common among adolescents but can affect adults as well. Acne can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, and upper arms. Acne develops when naturally-occurring skin oils, along with dead skin cells, clog hair follicles and/or pores in the skin. The clogged pores create an ideal environment for bacteria on the skin, which exacerbates pimples, whiteheads and the other symptoms of acne. Acne affects men and women of all races.


Acne symptoms can vary widely, both in the severity of blemishes and the areas affected. Some people may get a few blemishes such as pimples, whiteheads or blackheads. More severe blemishes include inflammatory cysts that contain pus or other fluid, and nodules, or firm lesions under the skin. These can all occur in localized areas or in areas on the face, back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.

Could this be what you have?

Worldwide, acne affects approximately 650 million people, making it the world’s most prevalent skin condition and the eighth most common disease overall.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

If you have acne, the skin experts at Pinnacle Dermatology can develop a treatment plan that is safe, effective and personalized for your health needs and the condition of your skin. Depending on the severity of your acne, considerations can be given to: topical therapy including creams, lotions and gel; oral medication including, but not limited to, oral antibiotics, oral hormonal medications and in severe cases, oral retinoid medications.