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.


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