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Also known as: Cystic Acne, Teenage Acne, Adult Acne, Acne Rosacea, Pimples, Cysts, Zits, Whiteheads, Red Face, Blackheads, Nodules, Scars

Condition Overview:
Acne is a skin condition characterized by plugged pores, red pimples, nodules and cysts which can result in scarring.
There are many types of acne:

  • Cystic Acne is deep “pus-filled” lumps on the skin.
  • Teenage Acne is formed by testosterone, a hormone present in males and females, which stimulates the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge, produce oil, and plug the pores causing whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
  • Adult Acne may be related to hormones, childbirth, or menopause.
  • Acne Rosacea is acne associated with Rosacea.


Acne is caused by different factors:
  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Mechanical or frictional factors such as a football player’s helmet strap
  • Occlusive oils that lead to plugged pores
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Symptoms of Acne:

Red, painful pustules, pimples, or nodules and excessive whiteheads or black heads.


  • Topical Medications- Creams, gels or lotions such as, Benzoyl Peroxide, Retinoids (Retin-A, Differin) Fineacea, Clindamycin, and accommodation products such as Duac gel or Benziclin gel
  • Oral Antibiotics- Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Minocycline, Clindamycin, Sulfa, Zithromycin
  • Oral Vitamin-A- Accutane
  • Hormonal Treatment- Birth control pills such as Yasmin or Yaz,  Orthotricycline or Orthotricycline Lo
  • Oral Water Pill- Spironolactone
  • Laser Treatment- Smoothbeam Laser, Starlux Fractional Laser to treat scarring
  • Photodynamic Therapy- Levulan plus Laser light
  • Acne Surgery a combination of a light glycolic peel and the extraction of blackheads and/or whiteheads from plugged pores

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