FAQs1. Which doctor should I consult for acne?
You must consult a dermatologist.
2. Is acne painful and contagious?
Pimples can become painful but are not contagious.
3. Does acne leave permanent scars?
Pimples can leave scars if they are squeezed or pricked.
4. Are only teenagers affected by pimples?
No. Pimples can develop at any age though teenagers get it more frequently.
5. What is the prognosis of acne?
Acne usually improves after teenage years. But it may persist into adulthood.
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Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common skin condition, affecting 85-100% of people at some time during their lives. It is caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland via androgen stimulation.