Acne is one of the most frequent ailments involving the skin. Multiple factors are considered causative, involving the pileous-sebaceous unit of the skin.
It may appear at any age, preferably in adolescents or young adults.
Why it appears?
An excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands.
- A defect in the pileous sebaceous canal with blocking of the pore.
- An excessive secretory activity of Propionibacterium acnes.
- The intensity of the inflammatory response will define the type of acne.
- The therapy of the acne most be individualized considering the skin type and its intensity.
In adults in a red and erythematous skin, the condition is called rosacea.