Types of Acne
There are six main types of spots caused by Acne:
Small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they are not filled with dirt but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation
Have a similar appearance to blackheads, but they can be firmer and will not empty when squeezed
Small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
Similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, that is caused by a build-up of pus
Large, hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
The most severe type of spot caused by acne; they are large pus-filled lumps. They carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring.
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