3 Different Types of Acne

Acne Treatments – Plano and Frisco TXJust how many people assume a hamburger is a hamburger— Shake Shack and McDonald’s are vastly different— they also think that acne is acne and that it will go away after you are done with puberty. However, there are three different types of acne including inflammatory, nodular, and nodulocystic acne. To help you discover more about the kind of acne you are suffering from, we have created this brief article. Read on to learn more.

  • Inflammatory: As the form of acne that you are most likely familiar with, inflammatory acne looks red, raised, and sometimes has tender bumps filled with pus. Typically, inflammatory acne is categorized as mild to moderate acne, making it relatively easy to treat. By extracting the pus with a little bit of pressure, you can hopefully find some relief and help it clear up.
  • Nodular: This form of acne is a bit more painful because it resides deeper in the skin. And, because they are underneath the skin, it can make it harder for you to get rid of nodular acne. As a more severe type of acne, nodular acne almost always needs to be treated by a professional like Dr. Fiona Wright.
  • Nodulocystic Acne: This type of acne is considered to be the most aggressive form. Characterized by its large size, nodulocystic acne is typically greater than 5mm in diameter, and if left untreated, it can lead to severe scarring.

If you are experiencing an increase in acne and are unable to control it with topical, over-the-counter gels and face wash, then contact Dr. Fiona Wright to schedule an appointment. During your initial evaluation, she will be able to diagnose and treat your acne so that you can gain your self-confidence back. To learn more about acne or other skin disorders, contact Dr. Fiona Wright today to schedule an appointment.

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