Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The glands become clogged, leading to pimples and cysts.
Acne is very common–people of all races and ages have acne. In fact, the majority of individuals in the U.S. between 11 and 30 years old will be affected by this condition. Even people in their forties and fifties can have acne. However, acne most often begins in puberty. During puberty, the male sex hormones (androgens) increase in both boys and girls, causing the sebaceous glands to become more active, resulting in increased production of oil (sebum).
We use the Sciton laser to treat this condition.