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Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris - What it is

How common is acne?

  • Acne is the most common skin problem among adolescents.
  • In Singapore, it affects up to 88% of adolescents, with half having moderate or severe acne.
  • Although most commonly occuring in teenagers, acne can persist or occur for the first time in adulthood.
  • Acne may lead to permanent scarring.
  • Acne can lead to poor self-esteem and psychosocial problems.

Why does acne occur?

  • Patients with acne often have a family history of acne.
  • Four factors lead to acne:
    1. Hormonal stimulation
    2. Abnormal keratinisation (shedding of dead skin cells)
    3. Bacterial infection (Propionibacterium acnes)
    4. Inflammation

Acne Vulgaris - How to prevent?

Acne Vulgaris - Diagnosis

Acne Vulgaris - Preparing for surgery

Acne Vulgaris - Post-surgery care

Acne Vulgaris - Other Information

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