Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. The hair follicle and its associated oil (sebaceous) gland become blocked and inflamed. Whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pus-filled spots develop on the face, neck, back and chest because this is where oil glands are largest and most active.
Read about Acne vulgaris on the Australasian College of Dermatologists website.
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.