most often on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, or back and can range from mild
to severe. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire
Mild acne usually causes only
whiteheads and blackheads. At times, these may develop
into an infection in the skin pore (pimple).
Severe acne can produce hundreds of pimples that cover large areas of
Cystic lesions are pimples that are large and deep.
These lesions are often painful and can leave scars on your skin.
Acne can lead to low self-esteem and sometimes
depression. These conditions need treatment along with
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
January 23, 2013
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