Pimples , acne, kheel (in
Marathi), muhanse (in hindi), Zits, Black heads
(open comedones), White heads (closed comedones)
etc. are all same. They are just named
differently as per region or stages of acne.
Acne are mostly physiological changes of the
sebaceous glands and hormones. However, if left
untreated, they can lead to permanent scars and
marks , whch many a times cannot be completely
reversed. Also, they are proven to be a source
of depression, personality issues and social
stigma these days.
Facewash or cleansers are meant to temporarily
cleanse the skin. They do not have any long term
effects on the skin. So using the right
medications rather than cleansers would be more
The cause of acne is mainly Hormonal and what we
apply over our face like makeup, face packs,
Pimples were earlier considered to be a teenage
issue. However, it is now commonly seen in the
20’s and 30’s as well. This is because of our
erratic lifestyle, eating / sleeping habbits,
hormonal imbalances and stress. So now, pimples
can occur from puberty until menopause.
Depending upon the type , severity, cause and
extent of your acne, your dermatologist (skin
specialist) would plan a customized treatment.
The targets of the treatment would be to CONTROL
the existing pimples, PREVENT future breakouts,
MINIMISE SCARS / MARKS