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Types of Acne

Acne does not merely mean pimples or zits. Acne comes in many, many forms, ranging from simple whiteheads and blackheads, to much more severe cases.

Acne Vulgaris

The most common form of acne is Acne Vulgaris, which comes in three forms:
  • Non-inflammatory Acne
    • Very mild acne vulgaris
    • Includes appearance of whiteheads and blackheads
  • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate form of acne vulgaris
    • Includes appearance of papules, pustules, and macules
  • Cystic Acne
    • Severe form of acne vulgaris
    • Includes appearance of cysts and nodules
    • Often leads to deep acne scarring

Acne Rosacea

Rosacea is considered a kind of acne, but it is not Acne Vulgaris. The cause of rosacea is unknown, and as such, it is not curable, but it can be treated.

Other Forms of Acne

Other forms of Acne (that are not considered Acne Vulgaris) tend to be much more difficult to treat. The help of a qualified dermatologist should be sought for the following forms of extremely rare and severe acne:
  • Acne Conglobata
  • Gram-Negative Folliculitis
  • Pyoderma Faciale
  • Acne Filminans