Dr Anjali Mahto explains causes and treatment for adult acne in Closer magazine


“Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit in the skin. There can often be deep, tender, inflammatory lesions concentrated along the lower half of the face, jawline, chin and neck.

Excess sebum is produced and a disorder of the hair follicle cell lining develops. Blockage of the follicle can result in blackheads, whiteheads, inflammation and scarring.

Women with a high presence of steroid based hormones s are more likely to have acne, due to increased size of their sebaceous glands in addition to increased sebum production.

The increasing trend in women over 25 suffering from acne could be down to a change in lifestyle, stress, pollution or the menstrual cycle.” Learn more about adult acne.

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