Acne is one of the most common skin conditions among children and adults, nearly everyone faces acne one time or another. Hormonal factors, genetic factors, environmental factors and lifestyle habits play a role in causing and triggering acne.

Acne is usually associated with hormonal fluctuations experienced during teenage years, but adults can experience acne too. Adult acne can be associated with PCOS, hypothyroidism, excess testosterone, a few drugs and unhealthy dietary habits.

Acne can be present in different forms

  • Back heads(open comedones)
  • White heads(closed comedones)
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Nodules
  • Cysts

Biggest concern about acne is scars, which can stay forever. It’s always the best to treat acne as early as possible to avoid scars.

Diagnosing type of acne and evaluating the causes are the key to successful treatment.


Treatment approach for acne is holistic, acne treatments are individualized depending on the age of the individual, grade of acne, underlying hormonal disorders,possibility for scarring, type of scarring and so on.

In most of the cases, the approach can include combination of treatments

  • Topical medication
  • Oral medication
  • Peels
  • Hormonal corrections