Acne is a very common skin condition that occurs when pores become plugged with oil, dead skin, and bacteria. Acne is most common in teenagers and younger adults, especially on the face, neck, shoulder, back, chest, and upper arms but can affect people of all ages. If severe enough acne scars can develop. Another similar condition featuring red, rough, or bumpy skin on the face is Rosacea. How do you know if it is acne vs Rosacea?
No matter your age or gender, acne can negatively affect your well-being. Acne and acne scarring can keep you from feeling confident and attractive. It can have profound socioemotional effects. Dermatologists have numerous medical treatments to help with acne. Any residual acne scarring can then be treated with Intense Pulse Light/laser treatments (link to comparison), microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma, fillers, and fractional lasers. The type of acne scar(s) you have will determine which cosmetic treatment for acne scarring is best for you.