Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or “zits.” This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin (such as cysts). Acne occurs when pores—tiny openings on the surface of the skin—become clogged.
Acne is most common in teenagers, but anyone can get acne, even babies. Hormonal changes may cause the skin to be more oily. Acne tends to run in families. Treatments for acne are based on individual needs and will be determined during your consultation with Chaitali Nangrani, MD. For active acne, a combination of microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and skin care is usually recommended. For clients with acne scarring, laser resurfacing will give the most aggressive results.
What is Acne?
Acne may be triggered by:
Research does not show that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods cause acne. However, diets high in refined sugars may be related to acne.