What is Acne?
It is a common misconception to believe that acne only includes pimples. Acne can also include:
- Blackheads (open comedones)
- Whiteheads (closed comedones)
- Papules (red bumps)
- Pustules (red bumps with white centers, what many people call pimples)
Acne can show up on the face, chest, back, shoulders, neck and upper arms.
While acne affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can also have mild or severe acne which can potentially have psychological effects such as anxiety and depression.