Acne is a common skin problem that starts during puberty and can continue into adult life. In women, it is not uncommon for acne to start after puberty. Stressful situations, menstruation, the application of cosmetics on the skin and the intake of certain medicines (cortisone, Lithium, epilepsy medication) can worsen acne. Acne can last for years; therefore, it is important to see your dermatologist on a regular basis to avoid complications such as scars.


The treatment of acne can be in the form cream, tablets, or a combination of both. Your dermatologist will choose the best treatment suited for you depending on your age, the severity of your acne, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding and whether you have other medical problems.



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