Acne appears on the skin as...
You can do a lot to treat your acne using products available at a drugstore or cosmetic counter that do not require a prescription. However, for tougher cases of acne, you should consult a physician for treatment options.
Develop when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells to slowly drain to the surface of the skin. The black color is not caused by dirt but rather it is due to the skin's own pigment, (melanin) reacting with the oxygen in the air. A blackhead tends to be non-inflammatory and stable often taking a long time to clear.
are small, red, tender bumps with no head. Sometimes papules are referred to as "blind pimples". Do not squeeze a papule since it will only exacerbate the condition and lead to tissue damage and possible scarring.
represent a severe form of acne vulgaris. Nodular acne consists of pimples which are much larger (larger than papules), can be quite painful and can last for months. Nodules appear as large, hard bumps under the skin's surface. Absolutely do not attempt to squeeze such a lesion; doing so may cause severe damage to the underlying skin and the lesion may last for months longer than it normally would. Scarring is common; therefore care must be taken when treating nodular acne.
Cystic acne is also considered one of the most severe forms of acne-vulgaris. Cystic acne can appear similar to a nodule in size, but is pus-filled, and routinely have a diameter of 5mm or more across. Cysts originate deeper in the skin than typical pimples. These inflammatory lesions can be painful and commonly produce scarring. Treatment of existing cystic acne followed by prevention of future acne is therefore necessary to avoid scar formations and to help healing of those acne scars that have already developed.
Opposite to a common belief squeezing an acne cyst may cause an even deeper infection and more painful inflammation spreading under the surface of the skin which will last much longer and lead to the development of additional cysts.
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