What is acne?

A common skin condition which occurs when hair follicles are plugged with dead skin cells and oil. They commonly occur on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. This condition is commonly seen in teenagers. It is a relatively benign condition that may resolve on its own. In severe cases, it can cause scarring.

What are the different types of acne?

  • Whiteheads: These form under the surface of the skin and appear as a small white bump on the skin.
  • Blackheads: These pimples form on the skin surface and are black in colour.
  • Papules: These are small pink bumps that can be painful when you touch them.
  • Pustules: These pimples appear red at their base and are filled with pus.
  • Nodules: These are large, painful, solid pimples.
  • Cysts: These are deep, painful, pus-filled pimples and can cause scars.

Are there any triggering factors?

Acne may be triggered by hormonal changes that occur during puberty, mensuration, pregnancy, and starting or stopping birth control pills. It can also be caused by certain medications such as lithium and oily creams.

Treatment Offered

At One Skin Clinic, Dr. Najia Shaikh will recommend a treatment protocol from a variety of options depending on your skin type and the severity of your condition to bring back the healthy, smooth appearance to your skin.