A dermatologist is a medical doctor, earning an MD (Doctor of
Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) license that allows
the individual to specialize in treating many of the physical features
that make you human.
Acne is the most common skin disease in the world — 80 percent of all
people experience an acne breakout at some point in their lives, often
during the teenage years. Acne is a skin condition in which the pores
become clogged with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. These clogs are
referred to as comedones or blackheads and whiteheads.
Propionibacterium acnes bacteria found on the skin can becomes trapped
in these clogged pores. As the bacteria thrive on the sebum and
pustule begins to form. Over time this triggers an inflammatory
response from and a deep tender cystic lesion may form, which may
eventually lead to follicle rupture if untreated.