Skin care tips and treatments for teens

Acne is a skin condition. It includes plugged oil glands (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples and deeper lumps (nodules). Acne occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. It is most often is seen during adolescence but it can occur at any age.

During adolescence, an increase in male hormones or an increased sensitivity to these hormone levels, along with excessive plugging of oil glands, can cause acne.

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Caring for your skin

As much as we'd all like acne to be curable, it's not. However, dermatologists at Children's can prescribe medication and other treatments to help control acne and reduce the chances of permanent scarring.

Video: Over-the-counter acne medication

The good news is that most acne will go away as you get older. Although some adults get acne, the majority of people who have acne as teens will not have it as adults.

Video: Skin care tips for teens

Scheduling a dermatology appointment

To schedule a dermatology appointment, call (414) 607-5280 or request an appointment online.