Acne Treatment

Most associate acne with teenagers and puberty but a growing number of adults suffer from the condition as well. Acne can ultimately cause scars, so it should always be taken seriously. If you are suffering from acne, it isn't hopeless: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is Acne?

Acne is the medical term for clogged skin pores. Acne is most often caused by hair follicles underneath your skin becoming clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and other natural substances. When this happens, visible blemishes form. These blemishes are not a serious health risk, but they can cause scars and may also be an indication of a more concerning health issue.

Adult acne, despite popular belief, is very real and a concern for many. Acne and acne scars can occur anywhere on your body, but are most commonly found on the:

Acne can range anywhere from light to severe, depending on the form it takes. This is because there are several types of acne and several contributing causes of acne. They include:

Types of Acne

Adult acne is a general term that describes a number of more specific blemishes. These include:

Request Acne Treatment Today!

If you are suffering from nodular acne or cystic acne, which can last for months, it's crucial that you get help immediately. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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