There are many claims about what causes acne and what treatments are effective for improving acne symptoms. Some of these claims are entirely true, some are partially true, and many are completely false. There is also a tremendous amount of contradictory information about acne available from lots of different sources. In this FAQs section we address the … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Acne Questions”

Acne scars are the result of tissue damage caused by inflammatory acne. How Do Acne Scars Form? The vast majority of acne scars are caused by from persistent cases of inflammatory acne affecting the same area of skin. Individuals who suffer from frequent nodular and cystic acne outbreaks (Acne Types: 3-4) are at a very … Continue reading “How Do Acne Scars Form?”

Acne can have a significant negative impact on the psychological well-being of acne sufferers. Acne can increase the risk of bullying, depression and suicide. For the millions of people who have suffered with acne, the psychological toll of the disease is well understood. The face is the window that connects one’s consciousness with the outside … Continue reading “Acne, Depression and Suicide”

Acne is a complex disease and many factors can contribute to the development of acne symptoms. Every case of acne is unique and the blend of factors that cause acne varies between individuals. A detailed discussion about What Is Acne? can be found here. Below is a list of things that are major contributors to the … Continue reading “What Causes Acne?”

Acne scars come in many different shapes, sizes and even colors. Each type of acne scar has its own unique characteristics and features. Because of these differences, the available treatments for acne scars are not one size fits all. It is important to carefully choose the treatment that best matches your needs in order to … Continue reading “The Types of Acne Scars”

Answer: Comedogenicity refers to the potential of a substance to cause a comedo, a plugged or inflamed pore. Non-comedogenic means that in testing, the substance or product has not been shown to cause comedos (clogged or inflamed hair follicle). Some substances (eg. coal tar) are highly comedogenic and produce a type of allergic, acne-like reaction. There … Continue reading “What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?”