The Visible Signs of Breakout Prone Skin Blemishes or problem skin starts in the area surrounding the hairs that grow form the skin, known as the Pilosebaceous follicle. These follicles often become plugged with dead skin cells and oil, eventually leading to congestion and breakouts. The most commonly affected areas are the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders.
Some interesting statistics suggest that 85% of the adolescent population is affected, blackheads are 100% prevalent in adolescence, 76% of women are affected by post-adolescent problem skin, 61% of clients treated with cis-retinoic acid require additional treatment and 39% of clients treated using cis-retinoic acid are cured.
Acne scars vary in type: Ice Pick Scars, Box Car Scars, Rolling Scars and Hypertrophic Scars.