Acne (acne vulgaris) is the medical term for pimples, which are caused by inflammation of the skin where the sebaceous glands present on the skin get infected by bacteria. Almost everyone gets acne in adolescence, but sometimes it can persist past teenage years or first develop in adulthood.
Most teenagers experience outburst of acne, some only little, but for others acne may develop into a serious skin ailment with great cosmetic impact, causing a lot of psychological problems.
The symptoms of acne are blackheads, red pimples and pustules. Sometimes more violent subcutaneous inflammations occur. Acne can leave unsightly scars.
There are several causes of acne and usually several factors are involved. There is therefore no standard treatment for acne. On the basis of your complaints, the dermatologists at Wetering Medical Centre will advise you as to the most appropriate treatment. This may be the use of certain creams or medications to be taken. If necessary, the dermatologists will look further into the underlying causes of your acne. The dermatologists work closely with the skin therapist. The skin therapist gives acne treatments such as deep cleansing, peelings and microdermabrasion. She also provides advice on skin care. Click here to read more about acne.
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