What is Acne?

Acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S. Acne is a chronic disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne causes clogged pores which lead to comedones (“whiteheads and blackheads”), pimples, cysts, and, sometimes, scarring. Acne may occur on the face, chest, upper back, shoulders as well as the neck.

Causes of Acne

Acne affects men and women in their teens and can continue for years or decades past puberty.

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Mechanical or frictional factors such as a football player’s chin strap or wearing a hat.

Acne Treatments

Acne treatments have advanced and today most cases of acne can be resolved with proper treatment.

Acne is best treated by a combination of evidence-based therapies tailored to each individual. No two cases are the same, and successful treatment requires a customized approach. At Le Reve Aesthetics, we’re acne experts.