Intended to reduce the appearance of past acne scars as well as treat and prevent acne, acne treatments can target bacterial growth and balance sebum in the skin, two leading factors in the formation of acne. You might have experience with whiteheads, blackheads and cysts, but every acne is unique. Acne commonly appears on the face but can appear on the back (backne) and other areas.
Contrary to popular belief, adults can get acne. Hormonal acne can surface in the late twenties and is qualitatively different than acne of the younger years. Cystic bumps may appear on or around your chin and jawline. Hormonal changes in general may trigger acne. Causes vary, but may include genes, certain drugs, stress and oily/greasy products.