Acne is a condition that is caused by the overproduction of oil by the oil glands of the skin. Oil that normally lubricates the skin gets trapped in blocked oil ducts and results in what we know as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the surface of skin. Sometimes it also includes deeper skin lesions that are called cysts.

  • Pimples are small skin swellings that sometimes contain pus.
  • Blackheads are dark formations on the skin due to an accumulated mixture of oil and cells in a blocked skin pore.
  • Whiteheads are small flesh-or white-colored bumps due to skin pore blockage.
  • Cysts are closed sacs beneath the skin or deeper that contain fluid or semisolid substances.

The most vulnerable areas of the skin contain the largest number of oil glands. For example, it is estimated that there are 2,000 oil glands per square inch on the forehead alone. The face, chest, shoulders, and back are the areas with the highest population of oil glands. Acne commonly occurs in people between their teenage years and their twenties, but many older adults and children have acne too.

Acne conditions can be improved or completely resolved with treatment.  Our Farmingdale Village location serves patients in Farmingdale, Bethpage, Massapequa, Amityville, Melville, Dix Hills & other surrounding towns, who come to Kushner Dermatology for acne treatments. Make an appointment for an examination and treatment now. Call (516) 882-4882.