Acne, also known as Acne Vulgaris, is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea(scaly red skin), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), nodules (large papules), pimples, and possibly scarring. Acne mostly affects skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in non-inflammatory forms. The lesions are caused by changes in pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland, changes that require androgen stimulation. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in testosterone, which accrues during puberty, regardless of sex. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear, or at the very least decrease, by age 25. Some of the large nodules were previously called cysts and the term nodulocystic has been used to describe severe cases of inflammatory acne. The cysts, or boils that accompany cystic acne, can appear on the buttocks, groin, and armpit area, and anywhere else
where sweat collects in hair follicles and perspiration ducts. Cystic acne affects deeper skin tissue than common
acne. Aside from scarring, Acne’s main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteem and in very extreme
cases, depression or suicide. Acne usually appears during adolescence, when people already tend to be most socially
insecure. Early and aggressive treatment is therefore advocated by some to lessen the overall long-term impact to individuals. Many patients have found our Acne cream to greatly help this skin disease.