Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Acne or Acne Vulgaris is an inflammatory skin condition that commonly occurs in teenagers and young adults. The condition affects the oil glands of the skin and the hair follicles. Acne is caused when the secretions of the sebaceous glands plug the openings of the hair follicles.

Types Of Acne
Acne can be divided into types; inflammatory and non-inflammatory.

Inflammatory Acne
Inflammatory acne occurs when the bacteria in the clogged pores causes infection. It includes:

Papules occur when the pores that are clogged are tender to touch and the walls that surround them break down due to inflammation.

Like Papules, Pustules are also formed when the walls that surround them are about to break down but unlike papules, these are filled with pus and are red in color with yellow or whiteheads.

Nodules occur when pores cause irritation and are larger. Compared to papules and pustules, they are deeper into the skin.

Cysts are the largest form of acne and penetrate deeper into the skin than nodules also. They develop when the pores are clogged by sebum, bacteria causing infection and dead cells.