Understanding The Different Types Of Acne

Though all pimples form the same way, they often take on different shapes and characteristics and react differently on different people. Acne is formed when a hair follicle becomes clogged and what is called a comedo is formed. When oil accumulates in a hair follicle, it can cause the formation of a pimple and lead to skin inflammation. There are several types of acne, each requiring different methods of treatment. This article covers some types, explaining each and making treatment suggestions.

Non-inflammatory acne often takes the form of a closed comedo or whitehead. A plugged hair follicle causes a small, white bump on the skin.

An open comedo, or blackhead, occurs when the plug enlarges and pushes through the skin’s surface. The dark hue of its skin is not due to dirt but rather from the presence of melanin.Blackheads are also a type of inflammatory acne.

The mildest form of inflammatory acne is a papule, a small, firm, pink bump appearing on the skin’s surface. Tender bumps are a step between non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.

Pustules are like papules in that they are small, round lesions. You can distinguish pustules from papules because they exhibit visible inflammation and contain pus. They may appear red at the base with a yellowish or whiteish center. Sebum components chemically irritate pustules, causing inflammation, but they do not typically harbor many bacteria.

Nodular or cystic acne is usually very painful.Nodules form when inflamed, pus-filled lesions become lodged deep within the skin. Acne can occur when a comedo spills into the surrounding skin, causing pus and sometimes resulting in a hard cyst that can last for weeks or months.Both nodules and cysts often leave deep scars

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