Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and even the upper arms. Acne affects most teenagers to some extent. However, the disease is not restricted to any age group; adults in their 20’s and even well beyond their 40’s can get acne. While not a life-threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring. When severe, acne can lead to serious and permanent scarring. Even less severe cases can lead to scarring.