Is there any permanent cure for acne?
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At your age: Acne vs other acne mimics
As the person approaches his/her early 20's, the level of androgen hormones go down and the skin also develops antibodies against acne. With or without intervention, acne resolves. However, the tell-tale signs of what happened in the skin remains - the acne scars. Acne goes away but scars stay. They look worse as people age. The goal of acne treatment is to minimize severe exacerbations so that life-long scarring is prevented or minimized.
Many people think that all bumps and red bumps on their face are caused by acne. Sometimes, this is not the case. At your age, other conditions such as rosacea mimicking acne must be ruled out. See a medical doctor who is an expert in differentiating acne from acne mimics.
Permanent cure for acne
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