In-depth

Causes

Cushing syndrome

Cushing syndrome is caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol, originating from your adrenal glands or from corticosteroid medications you're taking for another illness.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition characterized by irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth (hirsutism) and obesity.

Definition

Don't blame pizza, fries or dirt for acne

Lifestyle and home remedies

OTC acne products

Over-the-counter acne products are often your first step in treating acne. Find out which products might help and why they're effective.

Treat acne-prone skin with care

Symptoms

Precocious puberty

Precocious puberty is a rare condition in which the physical signs of puberty begin to develop too early in children.

Treatments and drugs

Acne treatments

Medical procedures, such as light therapy or chemical peels, may help clear stubborn acne.

Chemical peel

Chemical peel — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

Laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this wrinkle treatment procedure.

Light therapy

Light therapy can improve symptoms related to seasonal affective disorder and several other conditions. Here's why and how it's used.

Oct. 21, 2011