Acne is a skin condition caused by the accumulation of oil and dead skin cells in hair follicles. It is a hormonal condition that can take several forms such as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, and cysts. Appearing on the face, chest, shoulders, and upper back, acne often takes a toll on our mental health and confidence.


The most common causes of acne are genetics, fluctuating hormone levels, stress, high humidity, and usage of oily or greasy personal care products. Though commonly seen in teenagers, acne is a condition that can affect anyone.

Most commonly seen aggravating factors of acne:

Imbalanced diet

Imbalanced diet is an important factor in aggravating acne. There are no specific foods that cause acne, but certain foods can aggravate an already problematic acne. Milk is known to increase insulin levels, which may worsen acne severity.


High stress levels

Stress doesn’t directly cause acne. However, studies have shown that if you already have acne, stress will definitely make it worse. Research has found that the healing process is slower in individuals under stress.


Alcohol, a diuretic, can dehydrate your skin, disturbing its ph level. This leads to the overproduction of sebum, clogging the pores, which results in acne.


Hormonal imbalance

Conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), among few others, can cause acne in addition to irregular cycles, weight gain, hair loss on the scalp, and excessive hair on the face. We recommend seeking the help of a medical professional to deal with acne under such circumstances.

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Acne is most often seen in teenagers and young adults and disappears on its own at the end of puberty. However, if you continue to struggle with acne as an adult, it probably needs medical attention. Almost all acne can be successfully treated. It is just a matter of finding the right treatment for your skin type.

Pimples are symptoms of acne. Acne is a condition affecting the skin’s hair follicles and oil glands.

Yes. Even after thoroughly cleansing the make-up and taking care of your skin, it is normal to have acne once in a while. If you find that it’s occurring too frequently, please seek the advice of a medical professional.

Acne scars do not go away on their own. Depressed or scratched acne scars are often noticeable with age. However, there are a number of treatments like MNRF (Micro Needling Radio frequency), chemical peels, fractional lasers or PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) that can make the scars less noticeable. 


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Dhruv Khanna

I am undergoing skin treatment for hair loss and acne scars with Dr Veenu. She suggested getting PRP sessions along with a few medicines for the hair issue. I am so satisfied with the results and the need for hair transplant has been delayed. For acne scars , she performed laser sittings. Thank you for the excellent services.

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Shubham Chaudhary

A great professional. I visited her couple of months back for alarming rate of hair fall and hair looking dull and lifeless. I had tried several other doctors, India and overseas and even after prolonged treatment was disappointed. Dr. Veenu patiently listened to my medical history and diagnosed the root cause. I am completely satisfied and cannot thank her enough. She is young and has a wonderful career. I wish her good luck. From my experience i can say that RasaDerm is the best hair clinic in delhi.

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