What are the types of acne?


Many people, especially during adolescence, experience from facial rashes. But one should not be mistaken in thinking that adults, mature people, cannot have them. Here Dr. Daniel Glass provides complete information about what acne is and what are the types of acne.

Here is a very informative video that explains what Acne is and what the types of Acne are.

What is Acne?

Acne is a very common disorder that affects almost 100% of the population to some extent. Dr. Daniel Glass says, everybody gets one spot or two at some point in their lives. Classically, it was most common in teenagers during and after puberty. And more recently, we’re seeing acne in older patient’s especially adult onset acne, particularly in women.

Treating acne is important otherwise it may leave permanent scars and spots. The Dermatology Clinic gives the latest and advanced cosmetic treatment for skin issues.

Types of Acne


Very similar to blackheads, but they remain closed and create an Oh-like-bursting blister on the surface of the skin (although this is not recommended). You can reduce their appearance (as well as acne) or speed healing by using salicylic acid to wash your face, helping to dissolve dead skin cells that could otherwise clog your pores.


Blackheads are similar to whiteheads, where the oil, dead skin cells and other debris continue to add to a blockage in a hair follicle, however a blackhead is an open come done and is located near the surface, once this is broken, oxygen enters and reacts with the pigment in the oils, changing it to a dark colour.


Papules look like small, red, inflamed blisters on the skin. They start like any other type of comedone, but become inflamed after excess oils and dead cells accumulate around the hair follicle in the pore. Bacteria can also grow here, further aggravating the defect. If you have a large breakout of papules, this is probably a bacterial problem that can be treated with topical prescriptions or oral advice from your dermatologist.


The pustules are similar to papules, but they are filled with pus and have yellow heads. They have a reddish perimeter and can also breed in groups. They are usually the result of hormonal changes, and can appear on the face and back, although they also pop up on other parts of the body.


A nodule is a type of acne that penetrates all layers of the skin and pulsates when touched. The spot itself usually does not have a white head, and it takes much longer to heal. They often leave behind a crimson stain, which on its own can go away months later, long after the actual stain has subsided. The most common causes of this type of acne are oil build-up, hormonal changes, overactive bacteria, or stress-related problems.

Are you looking for natural acne treatments? The Dermatology Clinic successfully treats different types of acne. Once your acne has gone you can enjoy a clearer complexion and renewed self-confidence.