What is juvenile acne?
Juvenile acne is often referred to as polymorphic or mixed because different types of spots coexist: blackheads, whiteheads and red spots. The skin is often oily, and the pores are dilated.
Juvenile acne is linked to puberty and the production of sex hormones including androgens. These male hormones are also present in girls and stimulate the sebaceous glands that produce sebum.
Who gets juvenile acne?
Acne is common in both teenage girls and teenage boys, although boys are affected later (around the age of 14) and sometimes more severely.
Juvenile acne affects all types of teenagers: those with or without a family history of acne, with or without neonatal acne, and with fair, dark or mixed skin.