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Types of Acne & the Ideal Facial Treatment for Each Case

Acne before and after pictures.

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages and can have a significant impact on self-esteem and overall well-being. Since there are various causes and contributing factors to acne, understanding the different types of acne and tailoring the treatment approach accordingly can help individuals effectively manage and minimize its effects.

In this blog post, we will explore the various types of acne and discuss the ideal acne treatments for each case, helping you achieve clearer and healthier skin.

Whiteheads and blackheads (non-inflammatory acne)

Whiteheads and blackheads, collectively known as comedonal acne, are non-inflammatory types of acne. They occur when hair follicles become clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The main characteristic of whiteheads is that they remain closed under the skin’s surface, while blackheads are open and appear black due to oxidation.

Comedonal acne is common and, the good news is, it tends to be responsive to topical treatments. Here are some ideal treatments for whiteheads and blackheads:

Acne sufferer cleanses face.

Cystic acne

Cystic acne is a more severe form of acne that involves skin inflammation, larger pimples, and sometimes even cysts. While prescription oral medications such as isotretinoin are often used, there are effective topical treatments that can be used as well. Be sure to consult with a provider if you make any changes to your skincare regimen. Here are some treatments for cystic acne:
Acne treatment preparation.

Acne scars

Acne scars are caused by acne and can cause insecurity for many individuals. Fortunately, there are treatments available to eliminate or greatly reduce their appearance. Consider the following treatments for acne scars:

Professionals you can count on

Whether you’re dealing with comedonal acne, cystic acne or acne scars, you don’t have to go it alone. At Complexion Med Spa & Aesthetics, our team of professionals is dedicated to helping you find the right acne treatment for your specific needs. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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