Acne - Overview

Facts About Acne

Acne is a skin condition that is commonly referred to as ‘pimples’ or ‘zits’. Though it is a skin condition, it probably causes more damage to the patient's psyche than to the skin.

Most people think acne is a disorder of teenagers. However, it can affect people of any age. The condition is not life-threatening, but it can lead to scarring of the skin, and hence, prompt treatment is essential. Homeopathy can combat acne from the roots and provide healthy skin, along with a feeling of general well-being and renewed self-esteem.

At Fathima Homoeo Speciality Centre, we have the experience and expertise of having treated more than 10,000 cases of acne over the past 35 years.

What is acne?

Acne is a part of puberty for a large number of people, besides being one of the most common skin diseases. Acne is characterised by pimples on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back and upper arms, and is seen when the skin pores get clogged due to excess sebum (oil) production.

The condition surfaces at any age, but is more common among teenagers. It affects both sexes equally, but differently. Young men tend to get more severe outbreaks, whereas women tend to have an intermittent pattern, which is usually related to their menstrual cycles.

Acne can be seen as tiny, whitish bumps on the skin (white heads), black dots (blackheads), tiny, painful, red bumps or pus-filled, painful swelling. In a majority of the cases, the condition begins around the age of 10 to 13 years. Certain studies cite that almost 85 to 100% people between the ages of 12 and 17 years have had at least occasional whiteheads, blackheads or pimples.

Causes of Acne

Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, are blocked due to excess sebum secretion. This is commonly seen among young girls and boys during puberty due to escalating hormonal levels at that age. Poor personal hygiene can also lead to a build-up of grease. This can block skin pores and cause acne.


Acne presents itself in many shapes and sizes, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. What they all have in common is that they can be treated, and completely or partially removed from the skin, if treated on time.

Homeopathic Treatment for Acne

Homeopathy believes in individualised treatment. It offers different remedies for different types of acne based on its presentation. Homeopathic medicines also stimulate the individual’s immunity from within. The result is a permanent resolution of acne distress.


Fathima Homoeo Speciality Center is a premier value added speciality homoeopathy clinic. Our mission is to closely partner with our patients to make their lives easier.

Dr. Shajahan BHMS, MD

Dr. Shajahan BHMS, MD (Former Teaching Faculty Member, Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, Delhi), Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre, Al Ain UAE. Consultant Online.

Dr. Irshad BHMS Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre

Dr. Irshad BHMS Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre.