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Acne- Difference Between Face & Body

Acne- Is It Different On Body Than On Face?

For most of us acne is associated with the face. That is because acne affects the face more often than other body areas. Thatís why many people who get acne on the body think that it is different than acne on the face. What is the difference between acne on face and on other body parts such as trunk and hands?

Acne is a disease of the hair follicles. The follicles all over the body are same. The cause of acne is same for all over the body. Therefore the acne is also same. There is no difference at all between the acne on a face and the acne on upper arms or the trunk. Acne can form on any body part that has hair follicles attached with sebaceous glands.

The upper trunk and upper arms are also common places where people get acne. Only skin areas such as the lips, etc., that have no sebaceous glands will not form acne. Acne therefore needs to be treated with same medication irrespective of its location.

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