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What causes acne?

More than 80 per cent of adolescents have an acne problem, as do many adults.

Acne is a skin condition which maybe seen as blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and inflamed and infected nodules found on the face, neck, chest and back. For the most part, it is an inherited condition of the pores and when someone is prone to acne, their pores clog with dead skin cells much faster than normal.

The technical term is ‘retention hyperkeratosis.’

Hormonal fluctuations trigger more oil production inside the pore and with an acne prone pore shedding more skin cells, blockages can quickly form creating the perfect environment for the P.Acnes bacteria to proliferate.

Most of us have experienced acne and know how self-conscious we can feel when our skin continues to break out. In most cases, acne is caused by hormonal changes but causes can be multi-factorial. The great news is we now have many treatment options available assisting with the treatment of acne and the prevention of scarring.

One or more of the following treatment options maybe recommended to control the signs and symptoms of acne.


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