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What is Acne?
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What is acne?

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition which affects up to 80% of all teenagers. Acne is usually the result of over-activity of oil glands in the skin, usually because of increased hormonal activity in adolescence and often signals the start of puberty in many teenagers.

Some acne does occur in adulthood. This type of acne starts in adulthood to people that may or may not have experienced any acne as teenagers.

Acne is classified as follows:


Facts about acne


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  Last reviewed: 15 August 2008 || Last updated: 26 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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