Acne is the most common skin condition in the US. It is most common in teenagers and young adults but can affect any age. Acne is chronic and often inflammatory. Acne occurs when hair follicles are plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It is characterized by large, red, and tender bumps, blackheads, or white heads (pus-filled pimples), oily skin. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands, such as the face, neck, chest, and back. It is not dangerous, but it can result in scars. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self esteem and in some depression. Dr Nicolaides and his team know that letting acne runs its course is not always the best advice and proper treatment is available to keep your skin looking as clear as possible. There are numerous procedures and treatments that Dr. Nicolaides and his team can perform including: prescription topical creams, oral meds, photodynamic therapy, blu-light therapy, chemical peels, intralesional injections (cortisone shots), and acne surgery. It is best to make an appointment for proper evaluation.