Learn the Basic Facts About AcneAcne is one of the most common skin disorders. The most common form of acne is called as acne vulgaris.
Acne is a disease of sebaceous glands and develops in stages. Beginning with blackheads and whiteheads acne may develop into large nodules and cysts. Acne not only disfigures skin, but also affects the psychology of the person suffering from it. That is why it is important to treat it ASAP.
Sebaceous glands are located all over the skin of the body, except few places such as palms and soles. The sebum goes out from pores. Our body hair also grows out of these pores. When these pores get blocked, acne develops in that pore. In the first stage, acne begins as whiteheads and blackheads (caused by plugged pores of the skin). Blackheads are also called open comedones. Whiteheads are also called closed comedones.
The second stage is pimples or zits. They are also known as papules and pustules. Pimples form when the plugged sebaceous glands get inflamed. When pimples get further infected and inflamed, the third stage of acne develops. These are called as nodules and cysts.
It is not necessary that acne will always develop in to more severe next stage. It may stop at the first stage itself.
Where can acne develop?
Acne can develop on all the places of the body where sebaceous glands are located. Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles and are located mainly on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, neck and upper arms. Acne is most common on face, arms and trunk.
Who gets acne?
Mainly teenagers suffer from acne. But people of any age can get it. Acne can affect the age groups of thirties, forties or above also.
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