Acne develops most often on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, or back and can range from mild to severe. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire life.
Mild acne usually causes only Reference whiteheads and blackheads Opens New Window. At times, these may develop into an infection in the skin pore (Reference pimple Opens New Window).
Severe acne can produce hundreds of pimples that cover large areas of skin. Reference Cystic lesions Opens New Window are pimples that are large and deep. These lesions are often painful and can leave scars on your skin.
Acne can lead to low self-esteem and sometimes depression. These conditions need treatment along with the acne.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology