Acne and Its Different Types

You know it by its many names zits, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, blemishes. It doesn't matter what you call it; acne can be very annoying, distressing and persistently frustrating. These individual lesions heal slowly while new ones seem to crop up so fast, even before the older ones heal.

While there are several factors that contribute to an acne outbreak, hormones play a vital role in acne growth and development. No wonder many teenagers and adult women have pimples. Fluctuating changes in their hormone levels cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. This condition increases the likelihood of developing acne.

Acne usually appears on the face, but it can also grow on the neck, shoulders, chest and back. It can also appear in many forms:

  • Whiteheads and Blackheads: When hair follicle openings get blocked by dirt or sebum, comedones are formed. If the plugs in the hair follicles appear dark, they are called blackheads; if they are skin-colored bumps, they are called whiteheads.

  • Papules are small bumps that indicate inflammation in the hair follicles. Papules are usually tender and appear red. Pustules, on the other hand, are red bumps with white pus at their tip.

  • Nodules are large painful bumps that grow under the skin's surface due to the formation of oil secretions in the hair follicles, while cysts are pus-filled lumps that could cause scarring.

Acne is not a life-threatening or serious condition. But for persistent or inflamed acne, immediate medical treatment is highly recommended to prevent further complication or avoid facial scarring.

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