What is Acne?
Acne, or pimples, is the commonest skin disease affecting almost 85% of teens at least once in their lifetime. It is a disease of the hair unit of the skin involving the oil producing sebaceous glands situated beside the hair. The sebaceous glands discharge their oily secretions into the hair canal.
Androgen hormones act on the sebaceous glands at puberty and increase their size and sebum (oil) production. The normal function of sebum is to keep the skin smooth and supple by providing an oily environment. Increased sebum secretion and the action of certain bacteria inside the hair canal results in acne formation.
The following series of articles will discuss about different types of acne and modalities of treatment of acne and its complications.
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All About Acne
- Acne 101: The Acne Basics
- Causes of Acne
- Pathogenesis of Acne or How Does Acne Develop?
- Acne Triggers
- Who is at Risk of Developing Acne?
- What are the Different Types of Acne?
- Acne: Best Treatment Practices: Why Acne Should be Treated
- Acne: General Advices from Dermatologist
- Mild Acne: Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Treat Mild Acne
- Moderate Acne: Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Treat Moderate Acne
- Severe Acne: Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Treat Severe Acne
- FAQ on Very Severe Nodulocystic Acne
- How to Treat Very Severe Nodulocystic Acne
- Does Food Affect Acne?
- Acne: Diet Recommendations
- Acne in Teens
- Acne in Adults: What it is and how to treat.
- Body Acne
- Acne Butt
- Skin Types
- Acne Mimics
- Acne: Frequently Asked Questions
- Topical Treatment for Acne
- Complications of Acne
- Acne Scar : Causes
- Acne Scar: Treatment
- Acne Scar: FAQ
- Acne Scar Solution
- Stress and Acne: Is it Real?
- Acne: Home Remedies: Are they Useful or Just Grandma’s Tales?
- Acne: Alternative Treatments: Are they Effective?
- Acne Myths
- Acne Products
- Acne during Pregnancy
- Skincare during Acne
- Chronic Acne: How to Deal with it
- Acne and Depression
- Acne Glossary
- Acne: Disclaimer
Published by Dr Hanish Babu, MD on 23rd May, 2018
The information given in this article is for educational purpose only so that patients are aware of the options available. No diagnosis should be made or treatment undertaken without first consulting your doctor. If you do so, the author or the website will not be responsible for any consequences. The images provided are for illustration purpose only and are copyrighted.