Acne Vulgaris is a common skin disease involving the hair follicle. The hair follicle becomes plugged with oil and dead skin cells resulting in “pimples, zits, bumps, spots, blackheads, whiteheads, or blemishes….” These acne lesions can affect different areas of the body including the face, chest, and back.
Generally, acne becomes active during puberty. It is common among teenagers and young adults; but can persist through adulthood, ultimately affecting millions of Americans everyday.
Dermatologists treat both teen acne and adult acne. There are several treatment options for acne sufferers including oral pills and topical treatments. Experts usually prescribe a regimen of more than one product to successfully treat acne.
For more information please see American Academy of Dermatology