Acne is a near universal skin problem which occurs in all populations. While it is most associated with teenagers, it can be seen in infants, small children, and older adults. The causes of acne are complex in that hormones, metabolism, stress, and genetics play major roles. Cure of acne is often difficult; however, present day treatment regimens are often very effective in controlling and maintaining control. Treatment centers on using topical and oral medications along with any contributing lifestyle changes.