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What is Acne?

Acne is a common human skin disease that, while prevalent during adolescence, can affect adults as well. Acne appears most often on the face but it can also appear on the neck, chest, back, and upper arms. Acne develops when naturally-occurring skin oils called “sebum,” along with dead skin cells, clog hair follicles and/or pores in the skin.

The clogged pores create an ideal environment for bacteria on the skin, which exacerbates pimples, whiteheads and the other symptoms of acne. Acne is an equal opportunity condition that affects men and women of all races.

Acne Symptoms

Acne symptoms vary widely, both in the severity of blemishes and the areas affected. Some people may get a few blemishes such as pimples, whiteheads or blackheads. More severe blemishes include papules, blemishes that contain pus or other fluid, called pustules, and nodules, or firm lesions under the skin. These can all occur in localized areas or in large patches on the face, back, chest, neck, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.

What causes Acne?

Worldwide, acne affects approximately 650 million people, making it the world’s most prevalent skin condition and the eighth most common disease overall. Individuals looking to improve their skin, even out their skin tone and reduce acne scars are the prime recipients of acne peel treatments. This treatment is also common for individuals seeking younger, healthier looking skin.

What can treat Acne?

If you have acne, our skin experts can develop a treatment plan that is safe, effective and personalized for your health needs and the condition of your skin.

Get Acne treatment at Louisville, Kentucky

This Forefront Dermatology clinic, is led by board-certified dermatologists, Dr. J. Scott Kasteler, Dr. J. Mark Jackson, Dr. Kevin O'Bryan, Dr. Todd Rickett, Dr. Molly Moye and Dr. Melissa Wise, offering Acne treatment to the residents of Louisville, Kentucky.

Call (502) 583-7546 or fill out the consult form to request your appointment today.

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