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Acne

Acne is the most common skin disease. People of all races and ages get acne. But it is most common in teenagers and young adults. An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. Some people in their forties and fifties still get acne. By selecting "Learn More", you will be directed to the NIAM National Institutes of Health website.

Acne basics

Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles.

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Acne -- In depth

An in-depth look at acne.

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Who gets acne?

People of all races and ages get acne, but it is most common in adolescents and young adults.

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The types of acne

Acne causes several types of lesions, or pimples.

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The causes of acne

Doctors don’t know exactly what causes acne, but it probably results from several related factors.

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Treatment for acne

Treatment helps heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent scarring.

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Who treats acne?

Diagnosing and treating acne may involve you and several types of health professionals.

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Living with acne

If you have acne, you should follow some recommendations for taking care of your skin.

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Related acne resources

Additional resources on the topic of acne.

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