Acne Vulgaris

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Healing Skin Disorders Heal Your Skin

Acne vulgaris is a bacterial skin condition.

More specifically, acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands. These grease-producing glands are under androgen control, but the cause of acne is unknown.

Acne vulgaris may occur on the face, back and chest and is characterized by the presence of blackheads with papules, pustules and in more severe cases, cysts and scars. It is readily treatable.

 

See also skin conditions and disorders (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types, beauty therapies, and other health related courses.

Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.

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