Acne, also known as pimples, or the proverbial zits, takes many forms and usually plagues teens and young adults, but can also affect people of all ages. There are effective treatments, but for some, acne can be persistent. Where one goes away others can pop-up creating embarrassment at times. Depending on its severity, the emotional stress and scarring left behind, can be socially stigmatizing. Questions that persist, do factors like hygiene, greasy foods or even cosmetics contribute to the problem are often brushed aside for one key question… how do I treat them?
Judith Crowell, M.D., Dermatologist with over 30 years of experience and a member of the Baptist Health Quality Network.