Acne 101 – Introduction

Hi everyone!

We will be starting our series on acne and today’s post is on Acne 101 AKA general information. We’ll cover papules, comedones, treatments, etc in the subsequent posts. This series will include photos, so please be prepared!

What is acne?

Acne or acne vulgaris is a self-limiting skin disease of the pilosebaceous unit (the hair follicle and the accompanying sebaceous gland). It presents as comedones, papules, pustules, and nodules with varying extent and severity. Although the acne is self-limiting, it can be a lifelong (*sob*) process with formation of scarring

What causes acne?

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