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Acne

Acne is a condition in which hair follicles get plugged with oil and dead skin cells
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The department of Dermatology is a purpose-built unit where we offer preventive measures, early detection and treatment alternatives for acne. Our dermatologists are highly reputed for their experience and expertise. We offer a personalised treatment plan to suit your skin needs and help you achieve your goals.

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About acne
About acne

Acne occurs when hair in your skin gets plugged with oil and dead cells causing breakouts. Acne can further cause whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. It can affect anyone at any age. However, this skin condition is more prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Acne can appear at any part of your body including face, chest, upper back and shoulders.

Acne symptoms

Acne affects everyone differently and so the signs and symptoms are varying. Depending upon the severity of the condition, signs and symptoms of acne include:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Small bumps on the skin
  • Red and tender bumps
  • Pimples (that contains pus at the tip)
  • Nodules
  • Cystic lesions
Acne causes

There are four factors leading to the formation of acne, including:

  • Excessive oil production
  • Hair follicles plugged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Exposure to bacteria
  • Inflammation of blocked hair follicles

There is a wide variety of reasons that can trigger acne in a person. Common causes are:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Side effect of certain medications
  • Consumption of carbohydrate-rich food
Acne treatment

The first line of acne treatment is usually medicinal. Your dermatologist will prescribe certain medications to help control your acne, prevent scarring and make your acne look less prominent. Besides medication, acne can be treated with the use of light therapy, chemical peeling and steroid injection. Your treatment protocol will depend upon your age, type and extremity of your acne.

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FAQs
FAQs

You can prevent acne by properly washing your face, moisturing your skin, avoiding triggers and staying hydrated.

Factors such as puberty, pregnancy, family history, use of oily substances and pressure on the skin can increase your risk of getting acne.

Acne, if not treated at the right time, can cause hyperpigmentation, scarring and hypopigmentation of the skin.