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Acne

Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog your hair follicles. It causes pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Acne is most common in teenagers, though it affects people of any age.

Although there are effective acne treatments available, acne can be stubborn. The pimples and bumps heal gradually, and when one starts to go away, others seem to resurface.

Causes

Acne occurs when oil, dead skin cells, debris, and germs block pores. The sebaceous glands are situated within the skin pores, which are actually openings of hair follicles. These produce sebum, an oily material that acts as a skin lubricant. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands overproduce oil and the pores become clogged.

Symptoms

Acne signs vary depending on how serious your condition is:

  • Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the skin (cystic lesions)
  • Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)
  • Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
  • Blackheads (open plugged pores)
  • Small red, tender bumps (papules)
  • Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips

Acne typically appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back or shoulders.

Treatment

There are several ways to treat acne, depending on the severity of the condition:

Home care: Mild acne can be treated with a regular hygiene and skincare routine utilizing soothing products.

(OTC) Over-the-counter medication may also help to ease the symptoms of acne. Your dermatologist may prescribe oral and topical antibiotics to decrease inflammation and eradicate acne-causing bacteria in more severe cases.

Medication

(OTC) Over-the-counter medication may also help to ease the symptoms of acne. Your dermatologist may prescribe oral and topical antibiotics to decrease inflammation and eradicate acne-causing bacteria in more severe cases.

Skin Treatments

We help clients with all types of acne, regardless of the nature of their condition, by tailoring solutions that fit their skin.

At Omnicare, we offer a variety of treatments to help you get the skin you desire. Our qualified doctors and therapists will recommend the best solution for you – from prescribed medical treatment to mesotherapy and/or skin peels.

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