a common skin disorder that often occurs during adolescence. It is caused by the overproduction of cells and sebum that combined to form a plug that blocks the hair follicles. Over time, the trapped sebum allows bacteria to grow in the follicle and eventually forms acne.
Process of the Production of Acne:
Blackhead- occurs when the comedo is opened, meaning that it comes to contact with the air on the skin surface. This turns the comedo black due to the skin pigment.
Treatment for acne includes: retinoids, antibiotics, hormone therapy and isotretinoin. They all help to reduce the production of sebum that may block the hair follicles.