Type of Acne Lesion Do You Have?
An acne lesion has a way of appearing
on your face at the worst possible moment; before that exciting
date during your teenage years, or even right before an important
job interview during your adult life. An acne lesion can affect
babies, teenagers, adults, men and women; nobody is spared.
There are several acne lesion types that can appear on your face,
back, arms or any other part of your body. These acne lesion types
An acne lesion can be controlled in various
ways: topical medications, creams, lotions and more. Although difficult,
an acne lesion can usually be controlled with time.
- Blackhead—this type of acne lesion
occurs when trapped bacteria and sebum begin to rise to the
surface of the follicle. Melanin, which is the skin’s
pigment, makes it appear dark on the skin surface.
- Whitehead—unlike the blackhead, this
acne lesion appears when the sebum and bacteria are stuck below
the skin’s surface.
- Nodule—is solid and the shape of a
dome. This acne lesion goes deep into the skin layers and becomes
inflamed. This type of acne lesion can be painful and destroy
- Macule—This is left temporarily on
the skin after the disappearance of an acne lesion. It can appear
in a group and takes from a few days to weeks to fade away.
Macules are usually red and make the affected area look inflamed.
- Papule—can make the skin feel rough.
This acne legion is small, solid and stands on the skin’s
- Cyst—this acne legion is full of pus
and very painful. Cysts burrow deep into the tissue and can