Acne occurs when pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It's commonly characterized by three blemish types:
Clogged pore causes a follicle wall to bulge
Clogged pore opens to surface and darkens
Blocked hair follicle becomes inflamed or infected
Other signs of acne include crusting or redness around skin eruptions, cysts, inflammation, pustules and skin scars.
Walgreens Healthcare Clinic providers can treat acne for a variety of skin types. Clinics are open evenings and weekends, so you can get skin care help when your schedule allows.
Most people get acne on their face, neck, chest, back and shoulders, because these areas have the most functioning oil glands.
Your Walgreens Healthcare Clinic appointment will include an exam, questions about your skin care and history, and treatment options.