Acne is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. It is a chronic condition that affects over 85% of adolescents and young adults. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to overproduce sebum.

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles in which blackheads (comedones) develop in the skin. Increased flow from oil (sebaceous) glands in the dermis combined with increased shedding of dead skin cells can cause the oil-cell mixture to block the follicle openings, resulting in comedones.

Acne is a term used for pores on the skin that contain blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts. In severe cases, lumps, cysts or nodules may result from plugged pores. Acne can occur on the face, neck, chest, back and arms.

Aesthera is a new treatment that helps eliminate acne and acne scars. Available at the Washington DC offices of Dr. Marilyn Berzin and Dr. Dale Isaacson, the Aesthera treatment is profiled in this news piece.