• Blackheads

    Pimple open at the skin surface.

  • Whiteheads

    Pimple closed just under the skin surface.

  • Papules

    Small, red bumps caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles.

  • Pustules

    Small red pimples with pus at their tips.

  • Nodules

    Solid and often painful lumps beneath the skin surface.

  • Cysts

    Large lumps beneath the skin that contain pus and are painful.

Inflammatory lesions are more likely to cause scarring to the skin.

Risk factors for developing acne include hormonal changes, certain
medications, a diet high in refined sugars or carbohydrates, and having
a parent who had acne. Self-care, topical creams, medication as well as in-clinic procedures can help treat acne as well as prevent scarring.