Acne is one of the most common skin condition affecting millions of people globally. Though acne is most commonly seen in teenagers, it can also occur in people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Acne can present as white heads, blackheads (comedones), red raised bumps, painful pus filled lesions, nodules and cysts.
Acne commonly occurs in areas with high density of oil glands like the face, chest, back and shoulders but can also affect other body areas like arms, buttocks and thighs also.
Apart from topical creams and oral medications for acne, a few in-clinic procedures like comedone extraction, chemical peels, intense pulse light therapy can help reduce the severity of acne as well as the intensity of its sequelae such as pigmentation and scars.