Acne vulgaris is a very common skin condition that affects the oil glands of the skin and causes pimples. Acne vulgaris can affect the face, neck, chest, back and arms. Acne vulgaris affects approximately 40–50 million individuals each year in the US alone.
This type of acne is most common in women 25 years and older and typically features painful, acne cysts on the lower face & neck.
Yes, acne sufferers often feel embarrassed, self-conscious, socially isolated, sad or depressed. Dr. Dele-Michael understands that acne vulgaris can have significant negative impact on the quality of life of acne sufferers, which is why she developed the acne vulgaris Radiant Skin Solution TM consultation to address your acne needs.
Acne vulgaris can manifest as blackheads and whiteheads (comedones), red inflamed bumps (inflammatory acne), painful acne cysts and nodules (cystic acne). Acne vulgaris can lead to blemishes (brown discoloration) and acne scarring.
Although acne vulgaris is most common in teenagers, acne vulgaris can affects adults (adult acne) and children (neonatal or childhood acne).
Dr. Dele-Michael will determine the type of acne you have, and tailor your acne treatment accordingly to produce best results. Some acne treatments include acne surgery (comedone extraction), chemical peels, acne cyst injection, topical acne treatments (retinoids, topical antibiotics), oral acne medications and the use of Isotretinoin (Accutane).