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Acne Adults vs Teens

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Acne is one of the most common complaints in the dermatology clinic. It is most common during the teenage years, but in many individuals, acne develops during adulthood because that is the most common time for acne to reach it’s prime.

Hormones cause development of oil glands in the skin and an increase in sebum production. Oil glands are particularly dominant on the face, neck, back, and chest. The oil that our oil glands produce helps to moisturize and protect our skin.In comparison to teenage acne, adult acne is generally less driven by clogged pores, but instead tends to have more varied causes that affect our skin.

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