Pimple is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria.
Acne vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects nearly 17 million people in the United States. While acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
Reasons for Pimples
Heredity: If one of your parents had severe acne, it is likely that your acne will be more difficult to control.
Pressure: In some patients, pressure from helmets, chin straps, collars, suspenders, and the like can aggravate acne.
Drugs: Some medications may cause or worsen acne, such as those containing iodides, bromides, or oral or injected steroids .Other drugs that can cause or aggravate acne are anticonvulsant medications and lithium. Most cases of acne, however, are not drug related.
Occupations: In some jobs, exposure to industrial products like cutting oils may produce acne.
Cosmetics: Some cosmetics and skin-care products are comedogenic. Of the many available brands of skin-care products, it is important to read the list of ingredients and choose those which have water listed first or second if one is concerned about acne.
The aim of treatment is to clear spots as much as possible and to prevent scarring. There are different types of treatment that work in different ways. our doctor will advise and the treatment they advise will often depend on the severity and type of your acne. Treatments can be those that you apply to the skin and/or tablets.
You may prefer not to treat mild acne which is not inflamed – that is, if you just have blackheads and/or whiteheads (comedones) and mild pimples. Mild acne is common and usually goes in time without scarring. However, inflamed acne can scar. If you develop inflammation, such as redness, red spots, pus, etc, it is best to treat early to prevent scarring. Treatment will usually clear most spots if you use it properly
There are many procedures to remove acne scars, such as laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. Some scars shrink and fade with time.