The Different Types Of Acne And How To Treat Them
Acne is a common skin condition that you’re most likely to associate with spots and pimples on the face. However, there are numerous other symptoms that sufferers can experience depending on the type of acne they have, and these symptoms can affect other areas of the body, such as the chest and the back.
Acne can be very difficult to live with, but as it affects around 95% of us, it’s important that we take steps to look after our skin and manage this condition appropriately.
Different Types Of Acne
That’s easier said than done, especially with there being so many different types of acne. Those lucky enough to experience only mild symptoms can often remedy these at home through over-the-counter products. Others are not so lucky and need further expert help.
Successful treatment starts with understanding all of the different types of acne. These include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, fungal acne, nodules and cysts. While some are less concerning than others, types of acne like nodules and cysts can lead to more long-term complications.
Most people are familiar with blackheads and whiteheads, but it can be tricky to distinguish them by yourself and you should always seek professional advice before attempting to treat acne on your own. Acne can sometimes present with symptoms that you might not expect and that you have to factor into your treatment process, such as dry skin, redness and inflammation, as well as pain and discomfort.
How To Treat Acne
Unfortunately, there is no cure for acne, but there are an abundance of ways you can hope to minimise your symptoms and make the condition easier to live with. That said, finding a remedy that works for you can be like finding a need in a haystack. Effective over-the-counter products are few and far between, but topical therapies are more reliable and can be pursued through a specialist like Dr Firas.
Dr Firas is a world-renowned dermatologist with an understanding of the different types of acne and how to treat them. At his Harley Street clinic, he offers a number of the most advanced treatment options on the market, including state-of-the-art laser technologies. By taking your skin type, your symptoms and your requirements into consideration, Dr Firas will create a bespoke treatment plan involving one or a combination of treatments to provide the best possible results for you.Back to blog