Acne vulgaris (acne) is an inflammatory dermatosis of the skin that affects the hair follicle and its attached sebaceous gland and is characterized by the presence of pimples on the face (99%), the back (60%) and the chest (15%). The symptoms of acne include: seborrhea, comedones, pustules, papules, nodules and cysts.
Teenagers are particularly prone to acne (with a peak around 17 years of age) as well as young Caucasian adults, while it results less common in African people and even less in Asiatic people.
Acne vulgaris is different from rosacea acne and erythematosa acne. In acne, the clinical element is the blackhead that, inflamed, leads the appearance of papules and pustules, commonly called pimples.
In rosacea acne the characteristic condition is the dilatation of blood vessels on facial skin (telangiectasia), linked to skin conditions (acne vulgaris, seborrhea) and/or can affect eyes (blepharitis, keratitis).
Unlike acne vulgaris that appears mainly in teenagers and young adults between 12 and 30 years, rosacea acne occurs in adults between 30 and 50 years old, especially in women.
In severe forms of acne, the skin damage can be permanent and leads to hyperpigmentation and presence of scars.
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