Acne is a skin condition that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms.
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long‒term skin disease that
occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from
the skin It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily
skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a
relatively high number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the
chest, and back.
Genetics is thought to be the primary cause of acne in 80% of cases. The
role of diet and cigarette smoking is unclear, and neither cleanliness nor
exposure to sunlight appears to play a part. During puberty, in both sexes,
acne is often brought on by an increase in hormones such
as testosterone. A frequent factor is excessive growth of the
bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, which is normally present on the
The severity of acne vulgaris can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe as this helps to determine an appropriate treatment regimen.
Mild acne is classically defined by the presence of clogged skin follicles (known as comedones) limited to the face with occasional inflammatory lesions.
Moderate severity acne is said to occur when a higher number of inflammatory papules and pustules occur on the face compared to mild cases of acne and are found on the trunk of the body.
Severe acne is said to occur when nodules (the painful 'bumps' lying under the skin) are the characteristic facial lesions and involvement of the trunk is extensive.
Large nodules were previously referred to as cysts, and the
term nodulocystic has been used in the medical literature to describe
severe cases of inflammatory acne. True cysts are in fact rare in those
with acne and the term severe nodular acne is now the preferred
If one is suffering from acne one should always seek medical help in the
form of dermatology consultation by a dermatologist because to get rid
of acne one needs proper guidance in terms of history taking, treatment
procedures and maintenance plan.
Here at skin soul Dr. Sneh Thadani takes seen interest in finding out the cause of acne and helps you understand what can be done to get clear pimple‒free skin by making a custom treatment plan for each and every individual case
So if anyone of you is suffering from any of the above‒mentioned symptoms, please feel free to contact us or drop in for a detailed skin analysis.
Skin Soul is a patient-centric Dermatologic Centre of Excellence that has been conceived and developed by Dr. Sneh Thadani. After completing her DNB in Dermatology and practicing for over six years