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Will acne spread from one area of my body to another?

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Dr. William Carter
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: No

The processes involved with acne formation can occur in many places over the face and body.
They don't spread.

In brief: No

The processes involved with acne formation can occur in many places over the face and body.
They don't spread.
Dr. William Carter
Dr. William Carter
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Can occur elsewhere

Acne occurs on the oily skin areas (where the sebaceous oil glands are), which includes the entire head and neck, the upper back, and the upper chest.
The conditions needed for acne already exist in those skin areas, so acne doesn't truly "spread".

In brief: Can occur elsewhere

Acne occurs on the oily skin areas (where the sebaceous oil glands are), which includes the entire head and neck, the upper back, and the upper chest.
The conditions needed for acne already exist in those skin areas, so acne doesn't truly "spread".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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