Pore blockage and pilosebaceous unit irritation cause acne (which includes your hair follicle and sebaceous glands). Androgens enhance sebaceous gland sebum production, allowing Cutibacterium acne to feed, develop, and produce inflammation.
Two factors may influence acne;
Internal factors: Inheritance, hormonal changes associated with puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and PCOS.
External factors: stress, drugs, food, and skincare.
Adolescents are more prone to acne than adults. Acne usually appears between the ages of 10 and 13. However, Adults in their 30s, 40s and even 50s can still get acne. It affects women more than males. It affects the lower face, especially the jawline, mouth, and chin.
A dermatologist can help if over-the-counter therapies like topical retinoids or creams containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid don’t work (give them time — it can take 4-12 weeks to improve acne). However, severe acne necessitates intense therapy.
During a physical exam, experienced dermatologists at Sasha can diagnose acne vulgaris by checking for typical signs and symptoms. They may ask about your family and medical history and lifestyle and prescribe blood tests to check for hormone imbalances. Finally, they will suggest a treatment strategy based on your acne’s underlying cause, kind, and severity.