Acne is a skin condition consisting of pimples, deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) and plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne usually begins in puberty, but the condition is not restricted to any age group. Adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s — even into their 50s — can develop acne.
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Three major factors cause acne:
Scientific research has led to many new acne therapies and changes in existing treatment options. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of scarring.