Dermatology

TYPES OF ACNE

At PanOxyl®, we know you’re not like anyone else and neither is your acne. “Acne” is a general term, but it actually describes several different types of skin irritations that may pop up on your face, neck, shoulders and chest. Many people also get back acne. Choosing the right treatment for your acne starts with identifying what kind you have.

WHAT KIND OF ACNE DO YOU HAVE?

These are the most common types of acne people experience – what dermatologists call “mild to moderate” acne, which is treatable with PanOxyl®. Severe acne, on...Read More the other hand, forms deep lumps beneath your skin and may require extra treatment from a dermatologist. But here’s some good news: while you may stress over an outbreak, acne doesn’t cause serious health problems – although it can leave scars on the skin. All the more reason to treat it early with PanOxyl® right?Close

What Acne Type

COMMON TYPES OF ACNE

Blackheads

BLACKHEADS

Blackheads are plugged, inflamed hair follicles that have reached the skin’s surface. Their dark color is caused by exposure to air, not dirt.

Whiteheads

WHITEHEADS

These occur when hair follicles get plugged up and become inflamed bumps. They look white because they stay beneath the skin’s surface.

Papules

PAPULES

Papules are small pink bumps on the skin’s surface. They are often inflamed and may be tender to the touch.

Pimples

PIMPLES

The most obvious type of acne, pimples are papules that have pus-filled lesions on top. Producing pus is how your body fights an acne outbreak.

Blackheads

BLACKHEADS

Plugged, inflamed hair follicles that have reached the skin’s surface.

Whiteheads

WHITEHEADS

Plugged, inflamed hair follicles that stay beneath the skin’s surface.

Papules

PAPULES

Small pink bumps on the skin’s surface, can be inflamed or tender to the touch.

Pimples

PIMPLES

Papules with pus-filled lesions on top. The most obvious type of acne.

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