What is Acne?
Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples. It can occur on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms and can affect people of all ages.
How does Acne occur?
There are four main factors that cause acne; excess oil production, hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells, bacteria and an excess of androgens, a type of hormone. Other hormones, diet, stress, and drugs containing testosterone, lithium and corticosteroids can also worsen acne.
What are the types of Acne?
There are two types of acne; non-inflammatory and inflammatory lesions. An example of non-inflammatory acne is a comedone. A comedone is basically a hair follicle which is clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells and other impurities and forms a whitehead or blackhead. The severe form of non-inflammatory acne is known as nodular acne. Nodules are larger and more serious than normal pimples and affect deeper layers of the skin. Inflammatory acne on the other hand is caused by an immune system response to bacteria. When your pores become inflamed, the area will become red and begin to swell. A closed lesion, or papule is a type of inflammatory acne. Cysts are the most severe type of inflamed acne. Cysts sit below the surface of your skin, are filled with pus and are usually large and painful when touched. When inflammatory acne erupts below the surface of the skin it can cause severe scarring.
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