Acne FAQs: Top Frequently Asked Questions by the Patients


While acne shows up on your skin uninvited, it surely has the power to destroy your confidence. Acne is caused when the skin follicles become clogged with oil and/or dead skin cells, causing pimples.When it comes to seeking help in terms of treatment, you may have many questions running through your mind. What’s the best way to treat it? When will it go away? Will it leave a scar?

We intend to bid goodbye to doubts on acne for good. Therefore, we’ve put together top frequently asked questions by the patients.

Top Frequently Asked ACNE Questions by the Patients

We’re prepared to answer your questions about acne. We’ve summarized some of the top questions that our patients bring to our consultation table so you don’t have to worry much or run to Mr. Google.

1. Why Do I Have Acne? What Causes It?

Acne is a skin condition that can strike at any age. Acne occurs when the pores on the skin are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can pop up on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders, the areas with the largest number of functional oil glands.

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2. What Kind Of Treatment Works For Acne Scars?

There are various treatment options available for acne scars, including laser treatments, chemical peels and fillers. The Ultra Pulse Scar FX laser and Enerjet JVR technology are the latest technologies available for the most effective treatment of scars.

3. What’s The Difference Between Acne And Pimples?

There is no difference between acne and pimples. Pimple is a layman term for acne. However acne once diagnosed can be a long term and recurring condition whilst the occasional zit or breakout is referred to as pimple.

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4. Is There A Cure For Acne?

Acne can’t be cured but it can be treated. For most people, acne will spontaneously resolve itself after a period of time. But until that happens, your best approach is to see a Skin Super Specialist, avail of procedures or prescription medications and stick with your treatment even after acne is cleared.

5. How Can You Clear Up Acne Fast?

Our dermatologists recommend getting rid of those blemishes as soon as possible by seeing a doctor. To avoid making it worse, keep your hands off your face, don’t try “home remedies”, use an acne spot cream, wash your face twice daily, don’t use oil-based makeup are just the basics until you need seek our intervention.

Read further How to Prevent Acne & Pimples

6. Does Drinking Water Help Acne?

Acne occurs on oily skin. However drinking water helps flush out oxidants and hydrate your skin. It can also help prevent dryness which is an outcome of acne medications.

7. Can Dermatologists Cure Acne?

You may feel it’s just acne, so why bother. The truth is people with acne can benefit from seeing a dermatologist. You don’t have to have severe acne to come to a skin specialist, don’t wait until it gets worse.

8. What Kind Of Foods Cause Acne?

Sugary and processed foods with a high glycaemic load set off a chain-reaction that might be responsible for an acne breakout. When you eat these foods, your blood sugar, and in turn your insulin levels, spike. This often contributes to clogged pores and acne.

9. Does Coffee Cause Acne?

It is a known fact that coffee contains a lot of caffeine. In fact, a large cup of coffee can double your body’s stress response which can make existing acne worse.

10. Do Eggs Cause Acne?

According to a certain research eggs could be associated with the comeback of acne. Eggs, refined carbohydrates and processed foods, increases insulin and inflammation in your body. Furthermore, non-organic eggs come from poultry that are fed hormones, which disrupts hormonal activity in your body.

11. How Do I Stop Acne Breakouts?

Now, acne isn’t entirely avoidable. You’ll get stressed ever so often, and a painful pimple will plant itself on your forehead. But, if you correct the bad habits, you can zero just about every breakout.

12. Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

There is little evidence that chocolates and specific fatty foods will cause acne, but we do know that a high-sugar/high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body — which can lead to acne.

13. Why Do Acne Occur On The Face?

Acne lesions are most commonly sighted on the face when pores become clogged with sebum and dead skin. Sometimes this leads to infection and inflammation. However acne is also seen on the back.

14. Why Is It Bad To Pop Acne?

The urge to pop acne is inevitable. But hold on! As you put your fingers on your skin to squeeze it, you will add to the bacteria already present in infected pores, which generally only makes the skin condition worse. Bad idea!

15. Does Stress Cause Acne?

While stress alone isn’t the cause of acne  — age, hormones, acne-producing bacteria and other factors are at play — it’s evident that stress can trigger breakouts and make existing acne issues worse.

16. Is Acne A Sign Of High Estrogen?

Falling estrogen levels may increase the risk of acne around menopause. Acne is almost always a sign of hormones in the body that are out of balance.


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It’s no surprise that the acne is one condition that we consistently get questions about. We’re positive that we’ve answered some of the most common ones we get asked by our patients.If you have any more questions or are trying rigorous treatment plans which don’t show effective results, please fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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