What Is Acne?

Acne is – pure and simple – a pain! Technically speaking, it’s the term for pimples and complexion problems that trouble many teenagers, adults and even young children. Pimples mainly develop on the face, but they can also be found on the neck, chest, back and upper arms. Thankfully the appearance of pimples, even in excess, is only a skin problem. This condition typically has no impact on your general health.


What Causes This Condition?

Acne develops when a pore in the skin becomes clogged with dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells will rise to the surface of a pore, where they are shed by the body. When your body produces a lot of sebum (oil that prevents our skin from drying out), it can cause dead skin cells to stick together. The combined cells then become trapped inside of the pore instead of rising to the surface, causing acne to form on the face or body.

Pores can also become clogged by the bacteria that live on our skin. Bacteria thrive in pores; once inside they will quickly spread. With enough bacteria inside of a pore, it becomes inflamed and your skin will appear red and swollen. If the inflammation is deep enough, acne cysts or nodules will appear.

What Are the Main Types of Acne?

This condition comes in various types and forms, ranging in severity from mild to severe. Here are just a few examples:

  • Conglobata
  • Fulminans
  • Mechanica
  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads
  • Comedones
  • Cysts/Cystic
  • Nodules
  • Nodulocystic
  • Papules
  • Pustules
  • Whiteheads
  • Teen Acne

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Acne Treatment in Beaumont, TX

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