What is Acne?

Acne is a general term for pimples and deeper pustules that are clogged pores. If severe enough, acne can leave deep scars.

 

Types of Acne:

  • Acne Vulgaris – Acne vulgaris involves multiple lesions such as whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules and nodules at various stages of development .

Comedones (blackheads and whiteheads)

Papules, pustules (zits)

Nodules

  • Acne Rosacea-It appears as a red rash which is normally confined to the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. The redness is often accompanied by bumps, pimples, and skin blemishes.

 

  • Acne Conglobata (Hidradenitis suppurativa): It is characterized by numerous large lesions, which are sometimes interconnected, along with widespread blackheads.

 

  • Acne Fulminans: This is an abrupt onset of acne conglobata which normally afflicts young men. As with acne conglobata, extreme, disfiguring scarring is common.

 

  • Nodulocystic Acne – This is also one of the severe forms of acne.

 

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