Teenage acne – Dr Anastasia Therianou

Teenage acne

28 Feb 2022

Acne is a common skin condition, and it has been proven that approximately 85% of teenagers are highly likely to experience some form of acne. The sebaceous (oil) glands normally secrete sebum (oil) to keep the skin moist. When the sebaceous glands secrete an elevated amount of sebum, it can clog the pores of the skin in combination with skin bacteria and dead skin cells that are present. During puberty, which usually starts at the age of 11 for girls and 12 for boys, the sebaceous glands tend to secrete elevated amounts of sebum due to an increased production of male hormones.

When the pores of the skin become clogged, blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts can form. Acne most often appears in areas such as the face (nose, forehead, chin), chest, upper back, shoulders and neck. The severity of acne is not the same among all patients, and severity can change from time to time on the same person. This indicates that the dermatologist determines the best treatment for each teenage patient, after they have been examined and according to the severity of the condition and the medical history of each patient.

Establishing a skincare routine

It is important to understand that acne can be treated and also to teach teenagers how to look after their skin. Therefore, it is of great meaning to establish a skincare routine:
If you would like to discuss this treatment option further, or you want to see what other treatments are available, you can contact Dr Anastasia ‘s Therianou dermatology clinic by phone: 02038695134 or 02034684884 or by sending an email to info@drtherianou.com

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