Acne is one of the commonest reason for visiting skin specialist. Apart from the face, acne can occur on the back, arms and chest also. It is common for such individuals to also have oily facial skin.

Age group- seen mostly during 10 to 40yrs of age. Maximum incidence during 15 to 20 years.

Types of lesions in acne- comedones (white heads and black heads), red papules, nodules (big painful lesion), cystic lesion (filled with fluid, pus).


  1. Most important cause of acne is hormonal spurt during pubertal years. In this age group upto 70% persons can have acne, but only 10-30% have severe acne.
  2. Hormonal acne- PCOS, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and other syndromes.
  3. Cosmetic induced acne especially in married women.
  4. Drug induced acne example steroids, antipsychotic drugs, lithium, SSRI etc
  5. Stress and pollution can increase acne.
  6. Food especially high glycemic diet, junk food can exacerbate acne


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Hormonal acne- increased facial hair growth in female, increase hair loss from scalp, irregular or decreased periods or increase in acne before periods, no improvement in acne with treatment can indicate hormonal acne. In such cases hormonal tests such as FSH, LH, DHEAS, Testosterone, Prolactin, 17 hydroxyprogesterone, urinary cortisol, USG pelvis are required.


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Monday to Saturday

Panache Skin Clinic

SCO-18, Sector-19 D

Near HDFC Bank, Chandigarh

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