The majority of acne is found in teenagers who typically have at least one acne breakout between the ages of 12 and 17. Teen males tend to be more prone to acne and have more significant breakouts that last longer and are more likely to lead to scarring.
Acne is not exclusive to the teen years. Adults can have acne into their thirties and beyond. While most acne cases are not serious, some cases can be severe and potentially result in permanent scarring. Acne lesions take on many forms and can appear on the face, back, chest neck, shoulders and buttocks. These can be blackheads, whiteheads, papules, cysts, and nodules.
The dermatologists at South Shore Skin Center can treat any presentation of acne, no matter how minor or severe. The appropriate treatment will depend on the type and severity of the acne.
All of our dermatology providers are uniquely qualified to determine the best course of action for the most effective treatment. Consistent use of prescribed treatments and follow-up care are essential for effectively treating acne.