Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. It is often considered a “normal” phenomenon in adolescence, but it can affect self-esteem and quality of life.  Treatment is required to avoid long-term scarring and other conditions.

It is produced when the hair follicles become clogged and inflamed, and can be the result of the  following causes:

Hormonal imbalance

Use of oil-based cosmetics

Age and genetics

Although there is no effective way to prevent acne, there are general recommendations that help reduce the impact of the disease, the dermatologist will suggest the most suitable for your skin type. There are a variety of treatments; some of them can last for several months until desired results are fully achieved.

 A very frequent concern in patients who have had this disease is the appearance of scars that often cause psychological alterations due to their appearance. While it is true that in the past they were not easy to treat, there are currently treatments that have better results in improving the texture of the skin, making them imperceptible, such as laser, peels and dermabrasion.

Remember! Acne is a disease and should always be treated by a dermatologist. This will help with the reduction of long-term sequelae.