PIMPLES / ACNE
Pimples, medically known as acne vulgaris is inflammatory chronic inflammation of the follicle-matrix unit of the skin. This unit includes the hair bulb, its related sebaceous glands, and the pilosebaceous units. Although the exact mechanism is not well understood, acne is believed to occur due to a variety of contributory factors such as genes, hormones, acne bacteria, blockage of hair follicle, and activation of innate immune mediators.
The most common cause of acne flare in ladies I see is due to application of occlusive cosmetics that block up their pores. Some also believed that food high in glycemic index may trigger acne as well.
Acne can be classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Different treatment options are available to target acne of different severity.
Once acne has healed, often they may leave behind unsightly scars if not properly treated. I classify scars into two main types – hypertrophic acne scar which seems like thickened skin tissue and atrophic depressed scars (which medically we sub-classify it into icepick, boxcar, rolling scar). Again, we have different options for scar removal.
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