Acne is a common skin condition that can affect people of all ages and on any part of the body, being most common on the face and back.
It occurs when the hair follicles in the skin become clogged with sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria.
There are several possible causes for acne, including:
- Excessive sebum production;
- Bacterial proliferation (the presence of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes on the skin may play a role in the development of acne);
- Hormonal factors (especially during adolescence);
- Genetic factors;
- External factors (e.g. unprotected sun exposure, use of certain chemicals on the skin or comedogenic makeup, excessive friction on the skin, among others).
The Intense Pulsed Light (or IPL) treatment is one of the most effective treatments for preventing or treating acne on the skin (both on the face and on any other part of the body). Alternatively, depending on the specific case, a chemical peel or appropriate drugs may be recommended.
There will always be a specialized dermatological evaluation, so that we can recommend the most appropriate solution for your specific case.
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